Eat a Bowl of Tea

Eat a Bowl of Tea

Director: Wayne Wang Cast: Cora Miao, Russell Wong, Victor Wong

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Eat a Bowl of Tea is set in New York's Chinatown during the immediate postwar years. After a seeming eternity of separation, Chinese immigrants are finally allowed to bring their spouses to the U.S. thanks to looser immigration laws. Those husbands and wives no longer able to procreate fully expect their own sons to head back to China to seek out new brides. Russell Wong plays Ben Loy, a young man who decides not to marry the bride picked out for him, but a girl of his own choice, Mei Oi (played by Cora Miao). The film tackles several issues, including Mei's difficulty in assimilation, Ben's problems with his intrusive relatives, the outside pressure brought to bear in producing an heir, and the ongoing struggle of making ends meet financially. Both bride and groom respond to their insecurities by indulging in extramarital affairs. It takes several near-catastrophic events to prompt a happy reconciliation. Partially funded by PBS' American Playhouse production staff, Eat a Bowl of Tea is based on an extremely popular Chinese-language novel by Louis Chu.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2016
UPC: 0043396495487
Original Release: 1989
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures Home

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cora Miao Mei Oi
Russell Wong Ben Loy
Victor Wong Wah Gay
Lee Sau Kee Bok Fat
Eric Tsang Actor
Law Lan Aunt Gim
Jessica Harper Actor
Lau Siu Ming Lee Gong
Wai Ching Ho Song, Ah
Lydia Shum Actor

Technical Credits
Wayne Wang Director
Mark Adler Score Composer
Marit Allen Costumes/Costume Designer
Richard Candib Editor
John K. Chan Producer
Lisa Dean Set Decoration/Design
Nancy Hamilton Songwriter
Yam Chan Hoi Makeup
Lidsay Law Executive Producer
Morgan Lewis Songwriter
Nancie Marsalis Makeup
Amir Mokri Cinematographer
Judith Rascoe Screenwriter
Tom Sternberg Producer
Tim Yip Art Director
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

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