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The Wedding Banquet

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Original title
Xi yan (The Wedding Banquet)
Year
Running time
112 min.
Country
Taiwan Taiwan
Director
Screenwriter
James Schamus, Ang Lee, Neil Feng
Music
Mader
Cinematography
Jong Lin
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Taiwan-United States; Central Motion Pictures / Good Machine
Genre
Drama. Comedy | Gay & Lesbian. Weddings. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
Simon and Wei-Tung are a gay couple living together in Manhattan. To defer the suspicions of Wei-Tung's parents, Simon suggests a marriage of convenience between Wei-Tung and Wei-Wei, an immigrant in need of a green card. When Wei-Tung's parents come to America for the wedding, they insist upon an elaborate banquet, resulting in several complications.
Awards
1993: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
1993: Berlin Film Festival: Golden Bear (ex-aequo "Woman Sesame Oil Maker")
1993: Independent Spirit Awards: 6 Nominations including Best Film
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