Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries. NJ is morose: his brother owes him money, his mother is in a coma, his ... See full summary »
A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.
Jun arrives in Hong Kong from mainland China, hoping to be able to earn enough money to marry his girlfriend back home. He meets the streetwise Qiao and they become friends. As friendship ... See full summary »
Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her madness proves to be a problem in the marriage. The film transpires to a positive role of madness in the family, challenging conventional representations of madness in cinema.
Lung, a former member of the national Little League team and now operator of an old-style fabric business, is never able to shake a longing for his past glory. One day, he runs into a forme... See full summary »
A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone ... See full summary »
Time for some counterbalance. For me it was quite a challenge to sit this one through. There has been much praise for its historical significance, its lyricism and the remarkable feats of the actors; I found it boring, monotonous and slightly pretentious. Am I the only one here or do the like-minded just not care to review on it?
The main character, S'ir, lacked charisma and the attempt to tell so many stories at once results in a serious lack of coherence. The only things I may remember from this film are the magnetic 'rebel without a cause' Honey and the little guy singing in his rock 'n roll band. The rest is just a drag. Four hours long
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