Tonight Nobody Goes Home (1996)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Satire  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - Hong Kong, Taiwan  |  
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In this upbeat Taiwanese comedy, a dark domestic cloud proves to have a silver lining for an oppressed housewife. The trouble begins when aging dentist Mr. Chen tires of merely eyeing the sweet things at the local swimming pool and takes up with his granddaughter's much-younger teacher. His poor daughter Hsiao-chi is crushed by the news, for she always envied her parents' union. Her brother Sze-ming is too busy with his own family and struggling business to care. His tune changes when he learns that his mother, not content to stay home and grieve, falls in love with a wealthy Hong Kong gigolo.

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dentist, extramarital-affair, family-separation, homemaker, marital-problems, oppression