(Jin yu man tang)
by Tsui Hark
Director: Tsui Hark
Screenplay: Tsui Hark, Philippe Cheng, Man Fai Ng
Cinematographer: Peter Pau
Editing: Marco Mak
Art Director: Willian Chang, Lim Chung Man
Music: Lowell Lo
Cast.: Leslie Cheung, Kenny Bee, Man Cheuk Chiu, Fan Yik-Man, Ho Ka-Kui, Peter Lai
Production: Raymond Wang, Tsui Hark
81 Bd de Clichy
35 mm, Color, 100 min,
OV Cantonese, French subtitles
An Siu-fung owns ‘Quing and Han’, one of Hong Kong best restaurants. One day, Wong Wing, a Mafioso wanting the restaurant’s business on periodic felling, challenges Au Siu-fung to a duel. It is a culinary duel refereed by a jury of experts: the traditional ‘Imperial Feast’. Au Siu-fung takes up the challenge but has a heart attack when left down by his kitchen staff. His daughter Ka-wai and young lout Chiu, a cook’s apprentice at ‘Quing and Han’, decide to help him. They need to find a cook knowing the secret recipe of the feast. Advised by young prodigy chef Lung Kwun-bo, they go looking for Kit, a master of culinary art who sunk very low after his wife left him five years ago....
This Chinese comedy brilliantly directed by Tsui Hark will surely tempt the audience’s taste buds.