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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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 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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Alternate Names:

Ming-liang Cai | Tsai Ming Liang

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Met Kang-sheng Lee, his on-screen alter ego, at a video-game arcade. See more »


His characters frequently have difficulty communicating their emotions with others and with themselves. See more »

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