Largely set in a bustling Chinese restaurant, COMBINATION PLATTER savors its culinary metaphors to such an extent that its credits appear as items on a menu. This is a modest independent feature that proves a nourishing alternative to the largely junk food diet served up by Hollywood.
Robert (Jeff Lau) is a young illegal alien from Hong Kong who lives in Flushing, a neighborhood in Queens, New York with a large East Asian community. Working as a waiter, he hopes to improve his lot by securing a green card; all the illegal workers live in constant fear of raids by the
Department of Immigration. Robert and his friend Andy (Kenneth Lu) try to negotiate a "fake" m...