Having just moved from Beijing, elderly tai chi master Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) struggles to adjust to life in New York, living with his Americanized son Alex (Ye-tong Wang). Chu immediately butts heads with his put-upon white daughter-in-law, Martha (Deb Snyder), a writer who seems to blame him for her own paralyzing inability to focus. But when Chu begins teaching tai chi at a local school, his desire to make a meaningful connection comes to fruition in the most unexpected of ways.
Release date: June 2, 1995 (New York)
Director: Ang Lee
Screenplay: Ang Lee, James Schamus
Languages: English, Chinese, Mandarin
Editors: Ang Lee, Tim Squyres