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  • Actors: Miriam Yeung, Bai Ling, Tony Leung Kar Fai
  • Directors: Fruit Chan
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Tartan
  • DVD Release Date: 24 July 2006
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FIHJ9W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,784 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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In this Hong Kong horror, an ex-starlet who is now the trophy wife of a rich businessman is desperate to regain her fast-fading youth. When she learns of a mysterious chef whose dumplings are supposedly able to do just this, she quickly tracks her down. But what exactly is the secret of the recipe, and will the cost prove far too expensive?

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By K. bruce on 23 Feb. 2008
Format: DVD
I absolutely loved this film, as other reviewers have said it is not your typical Asian horror, but the way in which it is presented as though it were "real life" makes it horror some enough, and because it is "believable", what's to say that the events in this film could not actually happen? I'm not suggesting that they are, i am simply saying that they "could" happen, unlike a scary monster horror, that's what gets you thinking.
there is one what you might call "Gorey" scene, depending on your personal views, which will hold your attention to the screen as it is very realistic and absolutely shocking for why it is there and what is going to come from it.
i can't really say much more without spoiling it as that is one of the main scenes in the movie that demonstrates just how far this women will go to preserve her looks.
along side this we get to see why she so desperately wants to be young again as we are given glimpses of her personal life also which depict her unhappy relationship with her cheating husband, who keeps it no secret what he is doing.
However, it is not long before he realizes that his wife is up to something and begins to investigate for himself...

overall i would highly recommend this film to any fan of Asian cinema, it is slow and moody, shocking and fun to watch! I would only warn people who have a problem with abortion to perhaps stay clear, other than that this is an original, well paced and well-written psychological thriller well worth the ride!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. Gavigan on 29 Jun. 2006
Format: DVD
this film is great. i saw first it as part of 'three extremes', a collection of three short asian films featured together at cannes. this is the full length version. a wonderfully original chinese movie. not quite a horror and not quite a thriller, dumplings tells the macabre story of an insecure housewife and aunt mai's dumplings, with their mystery youth giving ingredient.

definately worth a viewing for fans of more interesting j-horror/thrillers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie D TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 April 2014
Format: DVD
- with Dumplings, you might. I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I'd expected a horror but got so much more than I bargained for when, not very long into the movie, its feminist subtext became obvious. I guess the 'horror' element stems from the means the key protagonists use to regain their youth - not the most important aspect of the film but a very clever motif to pull the key protagonists together and to draw in other more peripheral women with their own stories and outcomes.

There is a lot to discover in Dumplings about how people of different genders relate to one another, the endless power struggles big and small between men and women, women and other women. Not so much between men and other men but let's face it, this is a theme very frequently revisted by many films.

Aunt Mei is Everywoman - all womanhood's variants rolled up into a single rather strange frame where youth and age vie (look again at her bowlegged gait); she is nurturer - cook and feeder, whore, muse and mystic to which the women of her neighborhood turn in times of strife. She plays her part well and is extremely good at dragging up.

This is a serious film - and a seriously good film - which confronts huge themes but is wrapped in the kind of package which should ensure at least some of its audience at any given time end up consuming a dish they're a bit unsure of. It's a film that will repeat in your head like indigestion days after you see it as you try to make sense of it.

Dumplings is well worth watching. The ideas the film contains are hung on a most interesting vehicle. This is not hammer you over the head with a serious message stuff; in fact Dumplings is full of humour and levity and its message will slip down - well - as easily as Aunt Mei's dumplings.
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By JEY on 17 Oct. 2008
Format: DVD
A strange little movie about an equally strange chef (played brilliantly by Bai Ling) and her special age rejuvenating dumplings. Like Colonel Saunders she's got a secret recipe. Unlike the KFC it ain't chicken she's putting in those dumplings. In fact it's enough to put you off won tons for life. Ew. Overall, it's not a bad movie. Not a splatter gore fest either but more psychological and somewhat sinister...Just how far would you go to remain young? Not for the squeamish but well worth watching if you like twisted dark drama.
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By sft on 14 Jun. 2009
Format: DVD
Erotic and sensual in a rather ghoulish way, Dumplings is something of a curate's egg. The performances are uniformly absorbing and the cinematography excellent. The depiction of life in Mei's drab, squalid, kitschy Hong Kong flat is compelling. But this is adapted from a novella, and was first produced as a vignette in a three-part movie. Here, extended to a full 90 minutes, the film stretches the motif too thinly, and thus dilutes it's impact. But this is an interesting morality tale nonetheless, and well worth watching.
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By MYSTICSHAZ on 21 Oct. 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I'm an avid collector of Asian horror, but I must admit I only bought this DVD as it features a hotel I've stayed a few times. I wasn't expecting it to be such a little gem. The characters are so wonderfully rounded and the performances of Bai Ling as the femme fatale with a tantalising secret and Miriam Yeung as the fading beauty desperate to regain the looks of her youth, really are exceptional. Such an original, quirky and indeed moralistic film and I'd highly recommend it.
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