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Kitchen (1997)

Wo ai chu fang (original title)
Laid-back hairdresser Louie (Jordan Chan) and his kind-hearted transgender mother (Lau Kar Ying) take in the bereaved, deeply depressed but beautiful Aggie (Yasuko Tomita) to give her new ... See full summary »

Director:

Ho Yim

Writers:

Ho Yim, Banana Yoshimoto (novel) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Jordan Chan ... Louie
Yasuko Tomita ... Aggie
Kar-Ying Law ... Emma
Karen Mok ... Jenny
Siu-Ming Lau ... Mr. Chiu
Koon-Lan Law ... Chika
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Laid-back hairdresser Louie (Jordan Chan) and his kind-hearted transgender mother (Lau Kar Ying) take in the bereaved, deeply depressed but beautiful Aggie (Yasuko Tomita) to give her new hope and a new family. With their unconditional support, she learns to blossom as a person and follow her dreams out into the wide world. Romance simmers - yet fails to break the surface - between the young pair, but a terrible tragedy leaves Louie in desperate need and Aggie facing a tough dilemma: should she continue living her dream as a chef in a prestigious restaurant, or return to care for the person she cares for most in his time of need? Written by Will Milton

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Hong Kong | Japan

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

13 December 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitchen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Unlike the book, but very attractive.
9 December 1999 | by fifth_cSee all my reviews

Initially I was unable to deal with this film because it is so unlike the book. After about half an hour I settled down and appreciated it for itself - and it's good. It's nice. It's more melancholy than the book and the characters are pretty different - Aggie is definitely almost totally unlike Mikage. Ditto Louie and Yuichi - almost opposite. The further the movie gets, the closer it seems to the source material, although maybe it's just a function of the increased appreciation for the film that comes in that time, as well. Definitely interesting, visually attractive and touching. Nice.


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