No woman can possibly resist the token of rejuvenation - flip over its dreamy blissful side and you will find an expansive nightmare of endless pursuit. An ex-starlet and now wife of a prominent business man is desperate to resume her youth before her lifetime career as a housewife of the filthy rich is taken away. Learning of a mysterious chef whose dumplings apparently offer this most treasured of desires, she tracks her down, but what exactly is the secret to her recipe and at what cost has it been devised?
Outstanding – director Chan cheerfully tramples on every taboo you can think of in this twisting tale of human vanity and the dark places it can take us. Miriam Yeung is the insecure trophy wife who is trying to keep one step ahead of her errant husband’s desires, so she turns to Aunt Mei, who has a special (and very gruesome) recipe for dumplings with rejuvenating properties. It’s beautifully shot by Christopher Doyle and it gives some amazing views of the Hong Kong you don’t really see. Brilliant- you’ll never look at your sixty-four –year-old aunt in the same way again.