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Synopsis: In a time when work is done by robots, a traditional Chinese chef is forced to train a Caucasian humanoid to cook Chinese food, but a former protégé of the chef makes this harder by joining an anti-robot riot group.


Mandarin, Cantonese, English

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20 minutes


Jim Lau
Quinn Von Hoene
Allen Theosky Rowe

Directed by

Hao Zheng

Produced by

Ithaca Yixian Deng

Edited by

Guangwei Du

Director's Statement

We always worried about how technology may destroy humanity. But what will happen if the relationship between self-centered human beings starts to disappear and only AI and machines can satisfy our emotional needs? Between human and AI, which would you choose? It is my hope that The Chef can remind people of the importance of rebuilding human connections despite our differences.

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