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Pushing Hands

Tui shou | 推手

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Directed by Ang Lee
Taiwan, United States, 1991
Comedy, Drama
      Mandarin
      English

Synopsis

Elderly Tai chi master Mr. Chu struggles to adjust to life in New York after moving from Beijing. Living with his son, Alex, he immediately butts heads with his white daughter-in-law, Martha. When Chu begins teaching Tai chi at a school, his desire to make a meaningful connection comes to fruition.

Our take

Part of the “Father Knows Best” trilogy that propelled him into international stardom, Ang Lee made his debut with this witty and heartfelt drama. Tenderly considering cultural differences between the East and West, Pushing Hands became the first Taiwanese feature to be distributed in the U.S.

Synopsis

Elderly Tai chi master Mr. Chu struggles to adjust to life in New York after moving from Beijing. Living with his son, Alex, he immediately butts heads with his white daughter-in-law, Martha. When Chu begins teaching Tai chi at a school, his desire to make a meaningful connection comes to fruition.

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Pushing HandsDirected byAng Lee
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1992
Golden Horse Film Festival
1991 | 3 wins including: Best Leading Actor
Asia-Pacific Film Festival
1992 | Winner: Best Film

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