THIS IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED

By Derek HUI

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Drama - Completed 2017

In the tug-of-war between contempt and fondness, which side will win?

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • HONG KONG (CHINA)
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 106 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Derek HUI
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter ho-sun CHAN (We Pictures), Jojo yuet-chun HUI (We Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Does difference breed contempt or fondness? The Lu family motto is ‘Being loathed leads to solitude and solitude keeps the mind clear.’ Callous and eccentric Lu Jin, CEO of an international hotel group, is every bit the man one loves to hate. Gu Shengnan, chef of Rosebud Hotel, is no more a social darling than him – confused, careless and unkempt, she is hardly what most men consider an object of desire.

      Lu Jin checks into a hotel to conduct acquisition research. He is dissatisfied with everything he sees, but a last-minute dish whipped by Gu Shengnan blows his mind. He starts ordering dishes from her and she starts cooking for him. The two don’t meet in person but they share a mutual appreciation for each other. Yet in reality, they’re arch-rivals whose every encounter is a catastrophe, until their identities are revealed by accident…

      In the tug-of-war between contempt and fondness, which side will win?
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