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Dim Sum Funeral

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Director  Anna Chi
Initial DVD release  July 21, 2009 (USA)
Writer  Donald Martin
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Language  English, Mandarin
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Release date  November 2008 (2008-11) AFI Fest
Music director  Scott Starrett, Dean Landon
Cast  Kelly Hu (Cindy), Steph Song (Meimei), Talia Shire (Viola Gruber), Julia Nickson (Elizabeth), Lisa Lu (Mrs. Xiao), Bai Ling (DeeDee)
Similar movies  Jupiter Ascending, Fish Tank, Factory Girl, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss, Pitch Perfect 2

Dim sum funeral

Dim Sum Funeral is a 2008 comedy/drama film. It was directed by Anna Chi and stars Kelly Hu, Bai Ling, Russell Wong, Steph Song and Talia Shire.


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After their mother dies, four Chinese-American siblings return to their Seattle home. As their mother wanted a traditional seven-day funeral, the estranged siblings stay the week and deal with their issues.


Xiao family
  • Lisa Lu as Mrs. Xiao, the matriarch
  • Julia Nickson as Elizabeth ("Liz"), a daughter of Mrs. Xiao
  • Russell Wong as Alexander ("Alex"), the son of Mrs. Xiao
  • Fran├žoise Yip as Victoria, a daughter of Mrs. Xiao
  • Steph Song as Meimei, a daughter of Mrs. Xiao
  • Others
  • Talia Shire as Viola, a Jewish friend of Mrs. Xiao
  • Bai Ling as Dede, Meimei's girlfriend
  • Curtis Lum as Bruce Lee, a Buddhist monk and prospective sperm donor to Meimei and Dede
  • Adrian Hough as Michael, Liz's husband
  • Isaah Brown as Jason, Victoria's son
  • Tseng Chang as Zhou Lin, a friend of Mrs. Xiao, an eminent Chinese pianist, and Meimei's father
  • Kelly Hu as Cindy, Alex's wife and a former Miss Taiwan
  • Valerie Tian as Emily, Alex's daughter
  • Reception

    Dim Sum Funeral was widely panned by critics. Fionnuala Halligan of Screen Daily noted the film's "uneven tone", but she commended the set design and decoration by James Willcock.


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