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Ang Lee

Pushing Hands (Tui Shou)

Edition 1995
105' - 1991 - Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Mandarin, English
Director: Ang Lee Composer: Tai-An Hsu, Xiaosong Qu With: Sihung Lung, Lai Wang, Bozhao Wang
This film focuses on Mr. Chu, a retired Tai Chi teacher who has moved to New York to spend the rest of his days near his only son, Alex. Alex attended an American college, married an American woman and they have a son. Mr. Chu is not a welcome guest. There are problems in particular between him and his daughter-in-law, a writer, who is used to working at home. She finds his presence a constant disturbance, moreover they have no way of communicating with each other. They get on each other's nerves increasingly; Martha finds it difficult to continue writing and her marriage to Alex is put under a lot of strain.

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Ang Lee


Tai-An Hsu, Xiaosong Qu


Sihung Lung, Lai Wang, Bozhao Wang


Ang Lee, James Schamus

Director of Photography

Jong Lin


Ang Lee, Tim Squyres


Feng-Chyt Jiang

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Mandarin, English

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