MASTER CHENG

MESTARI CHENG

By Mika KAURISMAKI

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Drama - Completed 2019

Chinese Professional Chef CHENG travels to a remote area of Lapland in search of a long lost friend. None of the locals appear to know who he is looking for but kindly cafe owner Sirkka offers Cheng refuge and in return Cheng cooks fine food for her customers and finds a little romance along the way

    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • FINLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, CHINA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, FINNISH, MANDARIN
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mika KAURISMAKI
    • Synopsis
    • Following the death of his wife, professional chef CHENG travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend but local café owner Sirkka offers him accommodation and in return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the delights of Chinese cuisine. Gradually his cooking encourages these vastly different cultures to connect and Cheng is soon a celebrated member of the community. Unfortunately his tourist visa is soon to run out and it’s up to the villagers to come up with a plan to help him stay…