Dumplings (2004)

Fruit Chan Goh's Dumplings is a deliciously creepy, deeply disturbing, and thought provoking film. If you can imagine that the beautiful Bai Ling could look in the mirror and see Hau Woon-Ling in her reflection, then you have an idea of the nature of the secret ingredient of Aunt Mei's famous dumplings. Firstly, I can't believe this film got made in post-Handover Hong Kong. Secondly, director Chan's master stroke of genius is the casting of Miriam Yeung Chin-Wah. I never would have thought, from all her romantic comedy work, that she had this performance in her. This horror film is a nice update of the "untold story" sub-genre.

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