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Chicken Rice War

Directed by

Chee Kong Cheah




100 minutes


Comedy, Romance


English, Cantonese


Chicken Rice War is loosely based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In this movie the Montagues and Capulets are represented by the families Wong and Chan. Both families run Chicken Rice stalls side by side in the same market, something that the authorities say is impossible, since it is not allowed. The underlying conflict is about the secret family recipes that has been kept secret for generations, but apart from that nobody really knows what the fight is about.

Audrey Chan is a beautiful, vain and spoilt girl who is the most popular girl in school. Fenson Wong is an insecure young man with a stutter who, of course, is madly in love with Audrey. Their only common interest is Shakespeare and the version of Romeo and Juliet that they are setting up at school. When Fenson gets the chance to replace Audrey's beautiful but dim boyfriend as Romeo he starts seriously dreaming about capturing Audrey's heart.



David Leong, Suat Yen Lim

Produced by

Mediacorp Raintree Pictures, Singapore Film Commission

International Sales/Distribution


Pierre Png, May Yee Lum, Catherine Sng, Gary Yuen, Kevin Murphy, Kelvin Ng, Su Ching Teh, Wui Seng Cheong, Irene Ong, Weng Kee Lee, Gary Loh, Jo Jo Struys ,Randall Tan, Zalina Abdul Hamid, Mohan Sachden


2000, Comedy, Romance, Love, Relationship, Family, Rivalry

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