Laam seung lui gwong – Herbal Tea (2004)
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Language: Cantonese | Subtitle: English | 93min | 717.48MB
Genre: Comedy | Romance
Director Herman Yau tackles yet another genre with Herbal Tea, a pleasant but uneven urban romantic comedy with some welcome local flavor. Candy Lo stars as Lam May-Chu, who runs an herbal tea shop in Central. Mei-Chu was left the shop by her parents, whose deaths are recounted with familiar precision in the film’s opening moments. Rather than simply telling us that they died, the script (from Herman Yau, Simon Lui and Kalvin Lee) uses exact measures of minutes and inches - just like the famous bits of existentialism used by Wong Kar-Wai in many of his famous works. Why this happens is unknown, but we do get a good handle on just who Mei-Chu is. A hard-working girl, Mei-Chu cares for her neighbors and friends with effort that goes above and beyond the call of duty. She leads morning exercises for elders, babysits kids, brews healing herbal blends for the sick and needy, and generally keeps a cheery face on things. If her neighborhood were Calcutta, Lam Mei-Chu would be Mother Teresa.