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Pushing Hands

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Pushing Hands (1991)

105 min - Comedy, Drama - 7 December 1991
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Mr. Chu is an elderly widower who teaches tai chi chuan in Beijing. He moves to America to live with his son's family, but finds the cultural adjustment difficult. Since his daughter-in-law is a white woman who does not speak Chinese, Mr. Chu's son, Alex, must mediate.

Director:  Ang Lee
Writers:  Ang Lee, James Schamus

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Storyline

Mr. Chu is an elderly widower who teaches tai chi chuan in Beijing. He moves to America to live with his son's family, but finds the cultural adjustment difficult. Since his daughter-in-law is a white woman who does not speak Chinese, Mr. Chu's son, Alex, must mediate.


Collections: Ang Lee

Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Country:   Taiwan United States of America
Language:  普通话, English
Release Date:  7 December 1991

Box Office

Budget:  $400,000
Revenue:  $152,322

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Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 45 min

Mr. Chu, a retired widower who lives in Beijing, instructs tai chi chuan. He relocates to America to live with his son’s family, but he struggles to fit in. Mr. Chu’s son, Alex, must mediate because his daughter-in-law is a white lady who does not speak Chinese.

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