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After her father died, a Hong Kong girl discovers she has two hitherto unknown sisters, one in Taiwan and one in China. To settle her father’s debt, she must reunite with them to run the family’s hot pot restaurant. While the androgynous Taiwan sister is plagued by her toxic relationship with her mother, the fashionista sister from China is trying to fend off her grandmother's pressure to get married. Meanwhile, she is striving to unshackle herself from her ex-boyfriend in order to start a new relationship. (Source: cinando.com) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 中文(台灣)
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2019
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 104 users)
  • Ranked: #18800
  • Popularity: #14076
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Kate
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Nov 12, 2022
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Love the sismance, hate the dad.

One thing for sure - the dad in this movie will not win the award for the best father. While the sismance between the three sisters was amazing, I kept getting slightly frustrated every time they mentioned the dad, and how little reaction everyone had with the fact he had basically 3 different families in 3 different countries.

Hsia Ru Shu? A saint. The way she just took everything in, did not really complain much, never freaked out or yelled at anyone - is this emotionally detached reaction even possible in real life? It’s not that she did not care, just just accepted everything, as if it’s normal. Maybe it just shows her attitude towards her father at the beginning of the movie - she had such little expectations, even a big news like that did nothing to faze her.

That said, I did love her interaction and bond with the other two sisters. I loved how fast they clicked, and more realistic and emotional reactions from any of them would make it far less enjoyable. As long as I did not try to dive deep into their current situation, and just enjoyed what was happening on screen - it’s quite a well paced and moving journey.

The one thing I disliked about the show were the countless excuses made for the dad. I had no issue with him being a questionable parent, my issue was the fact they tried to make him look like a good, but misunderstood one - which was not true. The framing matters, and I hated it here.

One of the best parts of the movie? How visually beautiful it was. I am one that appreciates nice shots a lot. I’m willing to watch a bad movie, as long as it’s beautifully done. This had both good writing and amazing filming.

Performance wise, I especially enjoyed Sammi Cheng and Megan Lai. Their emotional delivery, even though quite different, just worked so well with who the characters they were playing are.

Overall, I would definitely recommend it. There is not much plot, and the whole movie focuses on forming relationships, grieving, reconnecting with people in your life and letting go of past misunderstandings and regrets.

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Alex
2 people found this review helpful
Mar 7, 2021
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Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
I've decided to write a spoiler-free review since there aren't any reviews and I feel like more people should watch this underrated movie gem.
First of all, I love how this movie just revolves around women. All the major characters are women and so are the director, screenwriter, and the author of the original novel. The movie is truly a feminist icon. :D
The three sisters are amazing characters. Each of them is different yet they bear many similarities as well. The biggest pro is that all of them feel so real. They go through their own hardships and you found yourself rooting for them in no time.
The aesthetics and food of the Fagara movie are just a cherry on the top. Seriously go watch it. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Movie: Fagara
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Sep 6, 2019
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 104 users)
  • Ranked: #18800
  • Popularity: #14076
  • Watchers: 354

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