Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


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A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded ... See full summary »


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  • Russell Wong and Cora Miao in Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
  • Russell Wong in Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
  • Cora Miao and Wayne Wang in Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)
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Director:

Wayne Wang

Writers:

Louis Chu (novel), Judith Rascoe (screenplay)

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1 November 2001 | sirjuno
New Yoik
in the times that every time you see new york now; woody Allen, Pollokaville, there are always scenes of the trade towers that are no longer with us, but although this film is situated in New Yoik, there are no scenes of the outside world. Why is this. and why do the Chinese suffer such great difficulties in New York. A film by wayne wang based on a book which was thought to be forgotten until the chinese literature came into a period of renaissance in the 1970s, Wayne wang named after the actor John Wayne, ironically this wasn't even his real name, it was something like marilyn, so either or, Wayne Wang was always going to be called after an American icon, much to his parents desire. The film juxtaposes culture; chinese onto the new setting; New York. it does this with a relationship at the centre and the chinese culture surrounding this relationship. For the chinese in this film; mostly men, as they have moved to New york to send back money to china, a woman is seen as a much needed asset, an asset that enables the continuing of their culture and their family in their new found land. the woman, has this pressure put upon her and so does the man, ben loi, the man impotent, and the woman cuckolds him to make the rest of the family happy, This film is a great insight into the Chinese and the idea of an alien in a foreign country, both with ben loi going back to china to marry and his wife to be coming over to America, Was it sting wha sang WOOOaaah I'm an alien, I'm a little alien, i'm an englishman in New York.

I recommend also Do the Right thing by Spike Lee

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Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Details

Release Date:

10 January 1990

Language

English, Mandarin


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office

Gross USA:

$231,423

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