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The Hole (1998)

Dong (original title)
A strange disease starts to affect people in Taiwan just before the year 2000. The authorities order everyone to evacuate, but some tenants of an apartment building stay put, including a ... See full summary »

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Kuei-Mei Yang ...
The Woman Downstairs
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The Man Upstairs
Tien Miao ...
A Shopper
Hui-Chin Lin ...
A Neighbor
Hsiang-Chu Tong ...
The Plumber
Lin Kun-huei ...
The Kid
Jacques Picoux ...
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A strange disease starts to affect people in Taiwan just before the year 2000. The authorities order everyone to evacuate, but some tenants of an apartment building stay put, including a shop owner who lives by himself. One day, a plumber goes to the shop owner's apartment to check the pipes. The plumber drills a small hole in the floor, which comes down through the ceiling of another apartment. The hole never gets repaired, and this leads to some tension between the shop owner and the woman who lives below him. Written by Patrick Lin

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A search for intimacy in a world of disaster.

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Bu guan ni shi shei
Performed by Grace Chang
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This would have made a wonderful short film.
22 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This bizarre surreal piece of madness occurs in a run down building where water and a hole between two apartments slowly drive the residents crazy as they approach the year 2000. Thrown into the kettle of madness are musical numbers, an escape root from reality for our two protagonist.


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