Le Grand Chef


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Le Grand Chef

  1. Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Le Grand Chef
Le Grand Chef is based on Young-man Huh’s popular 2002 newspaper cartoon series. At a press conference, the cooking knife of the last Royal Chef of the Chosun Dynasty is presented to the public. The chef, who did not wish to cook for the Japanese imperial rulers, had cut off his hand with this knife. Moved by the chef’s actions, a Japanese bureaucrat kept it upon his return to Japan, and now his son has decided to return the knife to Korea. In order to find a deserving owner, he announces a nationwide culinary competition. Thus the destined match between the grandsons of the two apprentices of the royal chef has begun … In Korean language with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation)

East Asian Film Series

This semester’s East Asian Film Series line-up features recent classics from Taiwan and South Korea as they intersect with this semester’s Themester theme, Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science. This series is sponsored by the IU East Asian Studies Center and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Stephanie DeBoer.