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The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (1993)

The Wedding Banquet
7.6 Rating
(107 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Ya-lei Kuei

Ya-lei Kuei

Mrs. Gao
Sihung Lung

Sihung Lung

Mr. Gao
May Chin

May Chin

Wei-Wei
Winston Chao

Winston Chao

Wai-Tung Gao
Dion Birney

Dion Birney

Andrew
Jeanne Kuo Chang

Jeanne Kuo Chang

Wai-Tung's Secretary
Paul Chen

Paul Chen

Guest


Written by (View all)
Ang Lee

Ang Lee

writer
Neil Peng

Neil Peng

writer


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I don't understand! No, *I* don't.

5 years, 11 months ago at May 13 23:57
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One of Ang Lee's earliest works, this comedy/drama is an excellent mix of unconventional characters, delicate family dynamics, cross cultural exchanges and a decidedly mixed ending. Ang Lee knows how to extract humour from settings that are not over the top and write compassionate yet flawed characters that don't feel artificial.

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A very average movie

3 years ago at Mar 31 7:11
2 votes
Way before Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee directed this gay-themed jem. Thanks to this movie and its critical success, his career took off and he was then able to create all this following amazing features. The movie itself is a comedy but a sensitive one and it deals very well with the subject and it is simply very entertaining.
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Welcome to the Chinese wedding of the year, where everyone wants to kiss the bride... except the groom! This "top-notch comedy" (Leonard Maltin) is nothing less than delicious.
Release date: 4 August 1993
UPC: 027616906915
Comedy (6), Gay (5), Drama (5), Chinese (4), Romance (4), Coming Out (4), Homosexual (3), Glbt (3), 1990s (3), New York (3), Taiwan (3), Marriage (2), Wedding (2), Love (1), Gay Love (1), Asian (1), Fake (1), Food (1), Tradition (1), Pregnancy (1)
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A very average movie

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