Eat Drink Man Woman

Director Ang Lee
Studio Hsu Li-kong
Released 1994
Seen January 9, 2022
Languages Mandarin
Categories Romance Drama
People Jens

Fun and interesting movie. Lies on the “romcom spectrum” towards the more engaging and serious end.

Seems more interesting than the Hollywood ones though because of the culture differential.

Regarding the title (飲食男女)

The title is a quote from the Book of Rites, one of the Confucian classics, referring to the basic human desires and accepting them as natural.

The beginning of the quote reads as follows: “The things which men greatly desire are comprehended in meat and drink and sexual pleasure; […]” (Translation by James Legge), Chinese:「飲食男女,人之大欲存焉」.

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