The Chef, the Actor, the Scoundrel Blu Ray Review
Aka : 厨子戏子痞子
An interesting and slightly outlandish Chinese production, set during WWII in China, where a group of Chinese Resistance fighters try to wrestle the secrets of an antidote to a cholera epidemic out of a couple Jap scientists.
The plot is over the top, and totally outlandish, with bright colors and crazy acting. Good chemistry and the whole show is largely set within a small place but you will be glued.
This is done by the DP of the sleeper hit, Crazy Stone, and you will find that despite the smallish main cast, and the wild antics, the story has depth, and clever dialogue. You will need a few viewings to get the nuances. It has the claustophobic feel of "Dragon Inn", and the twists will keep you guessing til the last act.
Good surround and fantastic bass, a real demo for mid and deep bass.
Recommended for a watch at least, but you will need to understand their lingo.
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