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Spicy Love Soup (1997)

Aiqing mala tang (original title)
| Drama, Romance | 1997 (China)
'Aiqing mala tang' ('Spicy Love Soup') starts with a young couple eating sweet (or sour) and spicy soup from a two-sided bowl shaped in a Yin and Yang pattern. Until the couple's wedding at... See full summary »

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Yang Zhang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Xuebing Wang ... Groom-to-be
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chuan Chao ... Bar owner
Emil Chau ... Neighbor
Yuanyuan Gao ... Schoolgirl (segment "Sound")
Cunzhuang Ge Cunzhuang Ge ... Calligrapher (segment "Mahjong")
Tao Guo ... Yu Xiaohui (segment "Toys")
Tsung-Sheng Lee ... Schoolteacher (cameo)
Bin Li Bin Li ... Potion selling granny (segment "Thirteen spicy")
Liping Lü ... Wife seeking divorce (segment "Thirteen spicy")
Cunxin Pu Cunxin Pu ... Husband seeking divorce (segment "Thirteen spicy")
Bing Shao Bing Shao ... Photographer (segment "Photo")
Xingyu Wen Xingyu Wen ... Suitor Qian (segment "Mahjong")
Fan Xu ... Chen Jing (segment "Toys")
Jinglei Xu ... Perfume demonstrater (segment "Photo")
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'Aiqing mala tang' ('Spicy Love Soup') starts with a young couple eating sweet (or sour) and spicy soup from a two-sided bowl shaped in a Yin and Yang pattern. Until the couple's wedding at the end of the film, 'Aiqing mala tang' intermittently shows six different episodes about different generations' relationships. Love can be sweet, sour, or spicy. And, you'll taste all those emotions from this contemporary Chinese film 'Aiqing mala tang'. Written by Etsuko S. Kemble

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Country:

China

Release Date:

1997 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Rakkautta kaikilla mausteilla See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Love can be spicy and sour just like the food
26 November 2003 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

Mostly factual description of the up and downs of love and romance, and the different experience and different views of love and romance between different people, including people of different generations. Great symbology of using the Yin-Yang and Spicy and Sour Soup, could not be accurate.


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