Dumplings 2004

Dumplings 2004

*This post contains language*

Dumplings 2004I watched this movie last night, on Netflix.  I LOVE Asian horror films.  This wasn’t your traditional horror film but more of a “the hell?” horror film.  It is not for the light at heart.  It isn’t bloody or gory but the mental mind fuck that you get from it is…whoa!

Mrs. Li (Miriam Yeung Chin Wah) was an actress when she was in her early 20s.  During this time she met her, now, husband.  Mr. Li (Tony Ka Fai Leung) was, roughly, 10 years her senior.

As Mrs. Li has aged, her husband has discovered that he prefers women in their 20s (pig) and has affairs.  One being with a woman, a masseuse (Pauline Lau) at the hotel where the Li’s are living while their house is being redecorated.  In an attempt to win back the affection of her husband, Mrs. Li seeks out a woman (Bai Ling), Mei, that makes age rejuvenating dumplings…the highest priced dumplings.  There is a secret ingredient in these dumplings that I won’t give away in this post but you find out early on what the ingredient is.  There are various levels of potency in the dumplings.  Mrs. Li wants the process sped up so she, like any junkie, wants the good stuff.

I understood 1/3 of the ending but 2/3 left me confused.  I understand Mrs. Li but I feel the movie left Mr. Li’s storyline and Mei’s storyline open.  They didn’t leave them open to interpretation but just…kind of left out totally.

The movie has English subtitles, the trailer does not.