Master Cheng

Released: 2019 Running Time: 114 mins

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Original title: Mestari Cheng

Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng (Pak Hon Chu) 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 (Anna-Maija Tuokko) offers him accommodation. 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 becomes a celebrated member of the community. But 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.

In Finnish with subtitles

Key People:

Director: Mika Kaurismäki

Writer: Hannu Oravisto

Cinematography: Jari Mutikainen

Production Design: Maria Hulkkonen

Music: Anssi Tikanmäki

Further Information

For further information, full cast and crew listings, trivia and reviews, please see the Master Cheng Page on IMDB.

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