This award-winning drama chronicles the adventures of a teen-aged Chinese girl and a Japanese businessman who encounter one another in Hong Kong just prior to that business metropolis' return to mainland Chinese control. In the story, Tokio is a connoisseur of good Chinese cooking who is taking some vacation time in Hong Kong. His high standards are disappointed by the restaurants in Hong Kong, but when he runs into the fifteen-year-old girl Wai, she takes him home to sample her grandmother's masterful cooking. Wai, who is waiting to join the rest of her family in Canada, leaving her grandmother behind, enjoys her first sexual experience during this time, while Tokio falls for the sister of a former flame. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
the majority of the movie is in broken english with heavy asian accents over which the subtitles cant be displayed. this is the slowest, most brain numbing, non interesting movie i have ever seen. you get more acting out of the synopsis you read before you even got to this point. please... please if youre craving an asian drama try Memoirs of a Geisha, or Suicide Girls
This psychological drama shows how a Japanese business man re-connects with his feelings and his humanity through his friendship with a young Cantonese girl and her Grandmother. Well-drawn characters and interesting view points.