I liked this film, very gentle and somewhat sooting - like a nice hot bowl of noodles, it is one of those eateries that have a clientele that have gotten to know each other through their late night/early morning business and shenanigans and there is 'chef' (Tony Leung) ready to cook them whatever they want - he has to fight his own demons but still tries to act with kindness - he tells the stories of the people who ate at his diner and who made a lasting impression on him. I haven't seen the Japanese versions of this film so I have had no expectations - as a stand alone - I liked it, it was a good, enjoyable film.
Set in a little restaurant in an inconspicuous lane of Shanghai, which opens at midnight everyday. The owner is a man of about fifty, makes a set of special food for each guest who visits the restaurant, and listens everyone's story.
September 26, 2020