Interesting to see this story of the Chinese immigrant experience and a marriage of convenience (sister comes for medical care and needs a marriage in order to stay) played out in ... not USA. All the characters are wonderfully executed and the film is full of respect for the culture. The plot points unfold a little thinly as they convey the passage of time, but it didn't devalue the overall. Nice film.
Keld, an overweight, uninspired Danish plumber, is alone. When his bored, frustrated wife leaves him, he begins to eat dinner at the family-run Chinese take-out across the street. Working methodically through the numbered menu, he finds an unexpected friend in Feng, a genial man with his own concerns. Keld helps fix the plumbing in the diner, and then Feng asks for assistance with another problem: his Chinese sister requires a marriage of convenience to stay in Denmark. Enter Ling (Vivan Wu), a young woman who is not at all comfortable with this "strictly pro-forma" arrangement. Over time, Ling's gentle influence brings Keld into a world of tradition, full of surprising rewards and life-changing affection. This romantic tale has the fairy tale feel of what just might happen when people fall in love.