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"- A white heterosexual man won't eat that.

- Are you a white heterosexual man?"

Following the death of his wife, a professional chef Ceng 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 offers him accommodation and in return Cheng helps her in the kitchen surprising the locals with the delights of Chinese cuisine. Unfortunately, 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.

Film directors photo

Mika Kaurismäki


Finnish, English, Abkhazian


English, Lithuanian

Original title

Mestari Cheng

Produced in

2019, Finland, United Kingdom, China

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