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KITCHEN

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  • Actors: Man Wai Karen Mok, Jordan Chan, Kwun Lan Law, Ka Ying Law, Siu-ming Lau
  • Directors: Ho Yim
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Classification: 15
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007G1INXW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314,083 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Having had no previous experience of Ho Yim or indeed the novel this film is based on , I have just witnessed a truly beautiful thing . An experience which deals with love, loss and the constant unpredictabilty of life. The two leads are truly fantastic with performances to pull every emotional string we have inside of us. Similar to Wong Kar Wai's 'In the Mood for Love' in the aspect of producing audience empathy through the simple things in life (here we have our characters standing in rain or sleeping on a kitchen floor) this film may have you finding yourself being brought to tears of laughter and sadness in equal parts. A truly stunning and moving piece of cinema ............
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Anybody who has had the chance to see the fantastic murder mystery "The day when the sun turned cold" by Yim-Ho and anybody who has read "Kitchen" by Banana Yoshimoto will be enthralled by this movie. Yim-Ho was the perfect director to adapt this melancholic little book.
Fantastic athmosphere, quirky scenes, this is the perfect support for some mind travel.
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Yim-Ho's enchanting and lyrical film "Kitchen" is adapted from the best-selling novel by Banana Yoshimoto. Aggie (Yasuko Tomita) is a beautiful young woman hiding away from the world after the loss of her grand-mother. Invited to move in with Louie (Jordan Chan) and his mother (Law Kar Ying) she slowly rediscovers her appetite for life.
A charming and visually dazzling film from Yim-Ho, director of the highly acclaimed "The Day The Sun Turned Cold", "Kitchen" tells a moving and poetic love story laced with off-beat humour and beautiful imagery.
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By A Customer on 30 Oct. 2001
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Although only loosely following Banana Yoshimoto's novel (a bestseller) Yim Ho proves the East is composing films the Western directors only wish they could.
Flowing from the first rain saturated scene to follow the story of Agie - who has lost a relative to illness becomes mute, and only finds solace sleeping on the Kitchen floor. She is taken in by a hairdresser and his sex-change mother/father. The denoument is poignant without a trite glimmer in its exquisitely coloured final scene.
All the subtle Eastern poetry and beauty is there where each scene is a distilled Haiku of colour, sound and understated elegance.
Wong Kar Wai (the 'hippest director on the planet') is now joined by Yim Ho.
This is a film you want to dive into, absorb, breathe and feel - and do so agaain and again when life never quite comes up with the artistic goods.
A shimmering golden jade nugget.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Even Today 22 Aug. 2015
By G. Teslovich - Published on Amazon.com
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There are two versions of this story. A 1989 original Japanese version with Ayako Kawahara as Mikage. Then there is the 1997 Hong Kong version with Yasuko Tomita as Aggie (aka Mikage), an attractive young adult female who lost her parents when young then loses her caretaker grandmother and then closes within herself, such as not speaking, to the world. She is taken in by a friend of grandmama, a transgender woman with a young adult hip son. That sub story is in itself an interesting and moving part of the film. Aggie seems to have a better than average sense of smell which, as we discover, makes her a tour-de-force in the kitchen.

A creatively written and well acted self discovery plot with a potential touch of romance and many unpredictable twists. English subtitles were accurate, but a bit weird in giving our characters English names.
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