Tui shou (Pushing Hands)
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Tui shou (Pushing Hands)
Acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee made his directorial debut with this drama, leavened with gentle comedy, about a household turned upside down by a man who could not be much more out of place. Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) is an elderly gentleman who has devoted much of his life to studying and teaching tai chi; growing old and wanting to be closer to his family, he decides to move in with his son. However, Mr. Chu has lived all his life in Beijing, and his son Alex (Bo Z. Wang) lives in New York City. Chu arrives at Alex's doorstep not knowing a single word of English, and he soon finds… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ang Lee's feature debut explores cross-cultural and generational conflicts, issues that would become the backbone of his work. This is the first in what can be described as Father Knows Best trilogy, tales about a parent confronting a changing world."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Depicts the difficulties a tai chi master has in adapting to the consumer culture of America."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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