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Ming-liang Tsai


Born in Kuching, Malaysia, he graduated from the Drama and Cinema Department of the Chinese Cultural University of Taiwan and worked as a theatrical producer and TV director. His second feature film, Vive L'Amour (1994), won the Golden Lion (best picture) at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. His idiosyncratic oeuvre continues to enthrall audiences ... See full bio »

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Known For

What Time Is It There?
(2001)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
(2003)
The Wayward Cloud
(2005)
Stray Dogs
Stray Dogs Director
(2013)

Filmography

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 2015 Xiao Kang (Short)
 2015 Afternoon (Documentary)
 2015 No No Sleep (Short)
 2013 Nan fang lai xin (segment "Walking on Water")
 2013 Stray Dogs (as Tsai Ming Liang)
 2013 Xing Zai Shui Shang (Short)
 2012 Diamond Sutra (Short)
 2012 Sleepwalk (Short)
 2012 No Form (Short)
 2012/I Walker (Short)
 2012 Beautiful 2012 (segment "Walker")
 2009 Madame Butterfly (Short)
 2009 Face
 2008 Sleeping on Dark Waters (Documentary)
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "It's a Dream")
 2004 Welcome to São Paulo (Documentary) (segment "Aquarium")
 2002 The Skywalk Is Gone (Short)
 2001 Fish, Underground (Short)
 1998 The Hole
 1997 The River
 1995 My New Friends (TV Movie)
 1994 Vive L'Amour
 1991 Boys
 1989 All the Corners of the World (TV Movie)
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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Ming-liang Cai | Tsai Ming Liang | Ming Liang Tsai
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Kang-sheng Lee] When I found Lee Kang-sheng on the street, I invited him to be in my films. Since then, his perfect embodiment of an anti-actor has had a profound impact on my work. One day, to my shock, I realized I never wanted to move my camera away from his face, and it was then that I found the true reason for making films. See more »

Trivia:

His favorite film is François Truffaut's The 400 Blows (1959), featured in What Time Is It There? (2001), which also features Jean-Pierre Léaud in a cameo appearance. See more »

Trademark:

Rarely uses a traditional musical score in his films, with the exception of several 1930s Mandarin pop songs. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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