Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she ... See full summary »
A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool, detached partner. Thinking it's dangerous and improper to become involved with a ... See full summary »
Cheng Li-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive - even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead.
When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life.
A 5 year old kid moves to live with his grandma in a small town at Taiwan. Soon after, he discovers that her grandma is not only a vendor, but also she is good at catching spectres. One day... See full summary »
A group of close friends who attend a private school, and they all have a debilitating crush on the sunny star pupil, Shen Jiayi. The only member of the group who claims not to is Ke Jingteng, but he ends up love her as well.
Based from true story, primarily a conflict between two youth gangs, 14-year-old young boy's girlfriend conflict with the head of the gang for unclear reason, until finally there was a painfully incident.
The Cabbie is quite uncharacteristic of Taiwanese movies in the sense of it's black humour, which, however, is playful rather than macabre. A perfect example is a "meet the parents" scene, which starts with the usual silent awkwardness. What breaks the ice is a topic of common interest between the girl who is a police officer and the prospective father-in-law, a medical doctor at the hospital emergency ward. I just couldn't suppress a broad smile when I saw them energetically discussing various body parts like eyeballs flying all over the place in an accident that they happened to have both handled. From that point on, I knew it's going to be one happy family.
This is an uncharacteristically briskly paced comedy, witty but not without poignancy. What makes it really a gem is Rie Miyazawa, bewitchingly charming Japanese star who seems to be Taiwan's top favorite. A much better known Taiwanese movie she has starred in is Peony Pavilian (2001) which brought her an award in the Moscow Festival.
Cabbie is well worth watching, particularly for people who have shunned Taiwanese movies because they are usually too slow moving.
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