Gong fu chu shen (2009)

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Gong fu chu shen (2009)

Ousted chef Wong Bing-Yi is determined to help Shen Qing at her restaurant "Four Seas". He trains a young chef, Lung Kin-Yat to compete against Chef Tin, the head chef at "Imperial Palace", for the title of "Top Chef".
Hong Kong
IMDb   5.2 /10
TheMovieDb    5.3 /10
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Creators
Director Wing-Kin Yip
Writer Cyrus Cheng
Writer Eddie Chu
Writer Simon Liu
Information
Release Date2009-07-22
Runtime1h 32min
GenreAction, Comedy
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyBrilliant Emperor Production, My Way Film Company
CountryHong Kong
LanguageMandarin, Cantonese
Bing Yi Wongas Bing Yi Wong
Kan Yat Lungas Kan Yat Lung
Ching Samas Ching Sam
Ying Samas Ying Sam
Ah Leungas Ah Leung
Chou Dou Tiinas Chou Dou Tiin
Kwai Joe Wongas Kwai Joe Wong
Bing Kei Wongas Bing Kei Wong
Ah Choias Ah Choi
Jarvis Wu
Jarvis Wu
Kam Lui Cheungas Kam Lui Cheung
Cherry Cao
Cherry Cao
Kwai Fong Lanas Kwai Fong Lan
2nd Granduncleas 2nd Granduncle
Great Grandfatheras Great Grandfather
Chi Man Law
Chi Man Law
Fattyas Fatty
Pun Cheong Yuas Pun Cheong Yu
Lai-Mooi Wong
Lai-Mooi Wong
May Huangas May Huang
Wing Chee Wong
Wing Chee Wong
Wing Chee Wongas Wing Chee Wong
Simon Yu Wing-Man
Simon Yu Wing-Man
Simon Yuas Simon Yu

Kung Fu Chefs

Kung Fu Chefs (traditional Chinese: 功夫廚神; simplified Chinese: 功夫厨神; pinyin: GōngFū ChǔShén; Jyutping: Gung1 Fu1 Cu4 San4) is a 2009 Hong Kong action film directed by Ken Yip, starring Sammo Hung, Louis Fan, Vanness Wu, Sammo Hung's real life son Timmy Hung, Ku Feng and Lee Hoi San. This was Lee Hoi San's final film appearance. This film was shot with a low budget.


Plot

Wong Kai Joe (Louis Fan) has had hatred of his uncle Wong Ping Yee (Sammo Hung) in his heart for a very long time and does what he can to oust his uncle from the village and to claim rights to the Dragon Head Cleaver, a symbol of power to the clan. During a function, he used Yee's nephew to put poison in the form of salt. The guest become sick and Wong Ping Yee is forced out of the village. The story then shifts to Ken'chi who is the first to graduate from his school after being the first amongst his batch to place the emblem in the flag. He is advised by his principal to go and meet Master Sum who, he feels, will be able to teach him cooking. Meanwhile, Yee encounters Shum Ching (Cherrie Ying) and her sister (Ai Kago) by chance, and is determined to help them during troubled times at their restaurant "Four Seas". He trains a young chef, Ken'ichi Lung Kin Yat (Vanness Wu) to compete against Chef Tin (Lam Chi-chung), the head chef at "Imperial Palace", for the title of "Top Chef". After the tournament, he meets his brother who is alive and to the angst of Joe who watches helplessly on TV.


Cast

CastRoleDescription
Sammo HungWong Ping Yee
黃秉義
Village head
Ken'ichi's master
Wing Ping Kei's younger brother
Wong Kai Joe's uncle
Briefly "Four Seas Restaurant" chef
Vanness WuKen'ichi Lung Kin Yat
龍建一
Wong Ping Yee's disciple
Shum Ying's lover
"Four Seas Restaurant" chef
Cherrie YingShum Ching
沈青
"Four Seas Restaurant" owner
Shum Ying's older sister
Ai KagoShum Ying
沈瑩
Shum Ching's younger sister
"Four Seas Restaurant" employee
Ken'ichi's lover
Timmy HungLeung
Village member
Wong Kai Joe's henchman
Lam Chi-chungTin Chow-to
田秋刀
Famous champion chef
King of Cantonese Restaurant head chef
Louis FanWong Kai Joe
黃繼祖
Wong Ping Kei's son
Wong Ping Yee's nephew
Leung Siu-lungWong Ping Kei
黃秉基
Wong Ping Yee's older brother
Wong Kai Joe's father
Two time champion chef
Xing YuChoi
Wong Kai Joe's henchman
Ku Feng2nd Granduncle
二叔公
2nd elder of village
Hoi Sang LeeGreat Grandfather
圍村太公
1st elder of village
Ho Kwai LamShum Fong Kwan
沈方鈞
Former "For Seas Restaurant" chef
"King of Cantonese Restaurant" chef
Mok Mei LamPrincipal Fong
方校長
Ken'ichi's principal
Chun WongYue Poon Cheung
于本昌
Judge at competition