Running Time: 145 mins / Production Year: 2013 / Theatrical Release: Taiwan, 16 August 2013 / Screens: 73
Life has been a joke for Hsiao-wan. Although she is the daughter of Tainan’s renowned catering chef, Master Fly Spirit, and has the talent for cooking, her dream is actually to be a model.
Unfortunately, she is hit with debts left by her boyfriend. She has no choice but to head back to her hometown. To her surprise, her mother is also on the run! Due to her father’s death, betrayal from her father’s disciple and her mother’s limited cooking talent, her mother created a huge mess causing her to be on the run too. The mother and daughter then survive on their small noodle stall.
Their noodle stall came a customer, Hai. Hai forgotten his wallet and decides to teach them how to cook a few traditional catering dishes in repay for his meal.
In the process, Hsiao-wan and Hai develops feelings for each other. The dish that Hai taught her attracted the attention of another customer who decides to place a catering order from them and even introduced them to a catering competition.
The catering competition begins and all participants arrive. Only picking up the skills halfway through, Hsiao-wan is still short of three dishes for the competition and to come face-to-face with his father’s disciple, the mysterious and highly skilled Master Ghost Spirit, and his father’s mentor…
It takes a minute to cook, but a decade to prepare. Can Hsiao-wan take on the mission to pass on the traditional catering culture? Will her relationship have a major turnaround like her cooking skills?
ZONE PRO SITE, a story as salivating as the dishes, unveils grandly…
Producers: LEE LIEH, YEH JUFENG
Scriptwriter: CHEN YU-HSUN
Director of Photography: CHIENN HSIANG
Gaffer: CHEN KUAN-TING
Production Designer: HUANG MEI-CHING
Costume Designer: HSU LI-WEN
Editor: CHEONG KAH-WAI
Sound: FRANK CHENG
Music: OWEN WANG
Original Songs: MA NIEN-HSIEN
LIN MEI-HSIU as Ai-fong
YO YANG as Hai
KIMI HSIA as Hsiao-wan
WU NIEN-JEN as Master Humble Spirit
KO YI-CHENG as Master Fly Spirit
KING JIEH-WEN as Master Ghost Spirit
Taiwan master of comedy, begins his career with creative story that depicts the average man’s fantasy when coming face-to-face with the reality. While laughing your heart out at his humor, you will discover the warm and adorable side of humanity and the hopefulness for our society. In the recent years, he has continuously been producing popular commercials. The interesting characters and acts made the products well loved by the masses.
In 2010, CHEN made a comeback to the film industry with 2 short films in “JULIET” and “10+10″. In 2013, targeting well at the Taiwan film market, CHEN is returning with his long-awaited feature film “ZONE PRO SITE”, with his “Chen-style” humor, bringing the traditional Taiwan catering culture onto the silver screen!
I often think that all the beautiful things in the world come from some people’s “goodwill.” They contribute their wisdom and experiences in their positions, bring joy to others while fulfilling their creative desires.
There are masters in every profession. I am blessed that there were so many great ones before me. Whether I know them in person or not, their goodwill always touches me through their works, guiding me to a right path whenever I feel confused. Therefore, I would like to dedicate this film to them with my deepest respect.
*Selected for the OPEN CINEMA section at the Busan Int’l Film Festival, 2013.
*Selected for the WORLD FOCUS section at the Tokyo Int’l Film Festival, 2013.
*Selected for Hawaii Int’l Film Festival, 2013.
*Best Original Film Score & Best Original Film Song Nominees at the Golden Horse Awards, 2013.
*Selected for the CULINARY CINEMA section at the Berlin Int’l Film Festival, 2014.