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The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan) (1993)

The Wedding Banquet
7.5 Rating
(117 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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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

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Ang Lee

Ang Lee

writer
Neil Peng

Neil Peng

writer


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

7 years, 1 month ago at May 14 4:57
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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

4 years, 3 months ago at Mar 31 12:11
2 votes
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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), Drama (5), Gay (5), Chinese (4), Coming Out (4), Romance (4), Homosexual (3), Glbt (3), New York (3), Taiwan (3), 1990s (3), Marriage (2), Wedding (2), Queer (1), Polyamory (1), Love (1), Gay Love (1), GLBTQ (1), Romantic Comedy (1), Gay Man (1)
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