Eat Drink Man Woman

Eat Drink Man Woman

Ang Lee (1994)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Of the eleven features made so far by Taiwanese director Ang Lee, two have already won the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival. Yet this is far superior to either The Wedding Banquet or Sense and Sensibility. Although the prime influence on Lee's stately style and several of the film's themes is the Japanese genius Yasujiro Ozu, there is more than a hint of Woody Allen in this complex ensemble comedy, as the action flits between the problems facing each member of master chef Lung Sihung's family. The performances are light and believable, the dialogue full of wit, warmth and wisdom. And as for the food ...


A senior chef lives with his three grown daughters; the middle one finds her future plans affected by unexpected events and the life changes of the other household members.

Cast & Crew

Mr Chu Lung Sihung
Jia-ning Wang Yu-wen
Jia-chien Wu Chien-lien
Jia-jen Yang Kuei-Mei
Jin-rong Sylvia Chang
Li Kai Winston Chao
Guo Lun Chen Chao-jung
Raymond Lester Chen
Rachel Chen Yu
Mrs Liang Gua Ah-leh
Director Ang Lee
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Other Information

Language: Mandarin +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Buena Vista International UKAvailable on: video