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The Wedding Banquet (Xi yan)

The Wedding Banquet
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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
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Neil Peng Neil Peng
writer


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

10 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 good movie

7 years, 2 months ago at Mar 31 12:11
2 votes
I'm pretty sure I already saw the damned thing but since it was probably more than 20 years ago, I was really eager to check it out again.  However, I remember very well when it came out though. Indeed, my sister was really enthusiast about this movie and she was the on who actually made me discover Ang Lee.  Basically, way before ‘Brokeback Mountain’, Ang Lee directed this gem about gay lov... read more
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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.
Release date: 4 August 1993
UPC: 027616906915
Tags: Comedy (6), Gay (5), Drama (5), Chinese (4), Coming Out (4), Romance (4), Taiwan (4), New York (3), Homosexual (3), 1990s (3), Glbt (3), Marriage (2), 1993 (2), Wedding (2), Usa (2), (1), China (1), Pregnancy (1), Fake Marriage (1), Polyamory (1)
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"The Wedding Banquet is what you get when you essentially take the plot to The Birdcage and film it using the characters from Tokyo Story. Except the humor in this one, whether intentional or not, is slightly uncomfortable, because the drama seems much more authentic to life. The Wedding Banquet was one of the more original films I've ever sat through, it's charming, compassionate, and at times, can be downright cheeky. It's such a shame it's one of Ang Lee's more earlier efforts, that so unfair"


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