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  • Oct 16, 2009
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Very humorous! One of those movies at the forefront of the then film industry. It explores the topic of gays in Chinese community.
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Quick Tip by . November 10, 2010
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This is a very old movie but it was hilarious. I enjoyed it a great deal back then. Not so sure if i'll still enjoy it today. Perhaps I should go get the DVD and watch it again. My memory is certainly failing me big time, hahaha....
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The Wedding Banquet (Chinese喜宴pinyinXǐyànWade-GilesHsi yen), is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland Chinese woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. His plan backfires when his parents arrive in the United States to plan his wedding banquet.

The film was directed by Ang Lee and stars Winston ChaoMitchell LichtensteinMay ChinAh Lei GuaDion BirneySihung Lung, and others. The Wedding Banquet is the first of three movies that Ang Lee would make about gay characters; the second is Brokeback Mountainand the third being Taking Woodstock. Lee himself makes a cameo appearance in the film as a wedding guest attending the banquet. The film is a co-production between Republic of China and the United States.

Plot:

Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao) and Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) are a happy gay couple living in Manhattan. Wai-Tung is in his late 20s, so his Taiwanese parents (Sihung Lung and Ah-Leh Gua) are eager to see him get married and have a child. The early part of the movie is madcap comedy. When Wai-Tung's parents hire a dating service he and Simon stall for time by inventing impossible demands. Chinese opera singers are always men, so they demand an opera singer and add that she must be very tall, must have two Ph.D.'s and ...

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Director: Ang Lee
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release Date: January 1, 1993
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Ang Lee
Runtime: 1hr 51min
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