Dumplings

A cook famous for her home-made rejuvenation dumplings is visited by a movie star.
China
2004
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Translated
Babies: 
Fetus
Writing: 
Franchise Spin-Off
Stands Alone in the Franchise
Rehash
Special Edit
5.04
Pro-choice!
5.04
5.04
7.04
7.04
2
4
3
Performances
Pace
Photography
This is that one in a hundred films you don’t want to eat while watching, no matter how tough you are. It’s about a woman who can make people young again by serving them dumplings she makes out of fetuses. Dumplings is an expanded version of the first segment in horror anthology film Three... Extremes. Does it deserve to be a feature film? Yes and no.
The film brings up a difficult subject: abortion. Considering that it was produced by Hong Kong, the controversy is particularly deep. For this reason alone, we needed someone to make a satiric picture. It is a disgusting movie, but it’s not all in bad taste. The storytelling is stylistic. It’s not a dumb comedy either. It follows a certain supernatural logic.
The film will make you question what is considered edible all around the globe. With no real antagonist and protagonists that aren’t particularly sympathetic, the film leaves you with a bad after taste. It is done on purpose though. The script is smart about it. Expect good production value, strong dialog and convincing acting. So, grab a bucket and press play!
Alternate Titles: 
Jiao zi
Three Extremes: Dumplings