The Wedding Banquet

The Wedding Banquet

Ang Lee (1993)

103min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The clash between eastern and western cultures is adeptly wrung for marvellously rich comedy and pathos in Ang Lee's refreshing look at the marriage-go-round that occurs when gay Winston Chao decides to wed for convenience. Unfortunately, his thrilled parents decide to hop over from Taiwan for the ceremony and that's when the hilarious complications really start in the absorbing efforts to hide his real sexuality, nonconformist lifestyle and boyfriend. Sharply observed and never once striking a false note, this sweet-and-sour rib-tickler is a real treat.

Summary

To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Cast & Crew

Gao Wai-Tung Winston Chao
Wei-Wei May Chin
Mrs Gao Gua Ah-Leh
Mr Gao Lung Sihung
Simon Mitchell Lichtenstein
Steve Neal Huff
Street musician Jeffrey Howard
Restaurant manager Anthony "Iggy" Ingoglia
Andrew Dion Birney
Wedding guest Ang Lee
Wedding guest Paul Chen
Director Ang Lee
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Other Information

Language: English, Mandarin +subtitlesColourGuidance: Contains sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video and DVD