Tui shou (Pushing Hands)
Tui shou (Pushing Hands) (1995)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 23, 1996
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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Depicts the difficulties a tai chi master has in adapting to the consumer culture of America.

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Lesley N
Early Ang Lee drama about the problems of cross-cultural family expectations and responsibilities wth a Chinese father coming over to live with his son and… More
Jojo Shek
Ang Lee's rarely known martial art film. Sihung Lung (Eat, Drink, Men, Women) acted as a tai-chi master working quietly in Chinese restaurant until he… More
Sylvester Kuo
Absolutely powerful film, using 3 different perspectives to look at a family of mixed race. The storyline is about immigration and culture recognition,… More
Leo L
Interesting! Great story plot.