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: June 2, 1995
DVD 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
Leo L
Interesting! Great story plot.
Marcus Woolcott
Ang Lee's debut film and he only got better.
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