East Asian Studies Center

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Title: East Asian Film Series, "Le Grand Chef"
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Saturday April 11, 2009 07:00 PM
End Time: Saturday April 11, 2009 09:00 PM
Location: Woodburn 101
Contact: East Asian Studies Center @ IUB
Url: http://www.iu.edu/~easc
Free/Busy: busy
Description: Based on the bestselling comic by Huh Young-man, this film provides a warm and fascinating story about a cooking contest between rival chef families both related to former royal chefs. At stake is a legendary historical cooking knife, once used by the last Korean royal chef in the Chosun dynasty, who cut his arms with the knife to show his loyalty to king and country. A Japanese bureaucrat at the time was deeply moved by his conviction and took the knife with him when he returned to Japan. Now his son has come to Korea to return the precious knife to someone who really deserves to own it and announces a cooking contest to find the best cook for the knife. Thus, the fated match-off between the grandsons of the two apprentices of the royal chef begins. Dir. Jeon Yun-su. In Korean with English subtitles. S. Korea, 2007, 113 mins.
Contact Email: easc@indiana.edu
Cost: Free
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