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Release Date:
26 September 2001 (France) See more »
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When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection... See more » | Add synopsis »
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11 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Like watching paint dry... and then watching the dried paint. See more (26 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kang-sheng Lee ... Hsiao-kang
Shiang-chyi Chen ... Shiang-chyi
Yi-Ching Lu ... Mother
Tien Miao ... Father
Cecilia Yip ... Woman in Paris
Chao-jung Chen ... Man in Subway Station
Guei Tsai ... Prostitute
Arthur Nauzyciel ... Man at Phone Booth
David Ganansia ... Man at Restaurant

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Jean-Pierre / Man at the Cemetery

Directed by
Ming-liang Tsai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ming-liang Tsai 
Pi-ying Yang 

Produced by
Chinlin Hsieh .... associate producer
Laurence Picollec .... producer
Bruno Pésery .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Benoît Delhomme 
 
Film Editing by
Sheng-Chang Chen 
 
Production Design by
Tim Yip  (as Kam Tim Yip)
 
Production Management
Michel Imbert .... location production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ming-tai Wang .... assistant director
Vincent Wang .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bernard Bridon .... property master
 
Sound Department
Shiang-Chu Tang .... sound
Duu-Chih Tu .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julie Conte .... video assistant
Arnaud Gabriel .... second assistant camera
Xavier Tauveron .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Marie-Sylvie Caillierez .... extras casting
 
Editorial Department
Magalie Léonard .... color grader
 
Other crew
Harold Manning .... location scouting
Laurence Picollec .... finance
 

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Also Known As:
"Ni na bian ji dian" - Taiwan (original title)
"What Time Is It Over There?" - International (English title) (informal title)
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116 min
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Like watching paint dry... and then watching the dried paint., 2 January 2011
Author: you_savvy

This is probably the most infuriatingly tedious movie I've ever seen. Nearly every scene is the same -- the camera sits motionless as we watch someone putter around and do some inconsequential thing. Maybe it shows a guy watching a movie. Or a woman eating something. Or a widow pleasuring herself. Or (twice!) a guy taking a leak into whatever container is lying around. And after the inconsequential thing has been done, the camera just sits there. Maybe we're supposed to take this time in which *nothing is happening* (fully half the movie) to reflect on the mysteries of life. I just spent it getting madder and madder at the director for thinking that anyone could find this remotely interesting. Halfway through the movie, there's a scene in which a woman is staring at a fish tank. I actually envied her -- watching a fish bob around in a tank is more interesting than this pretentious nonsense.

There's nothing innately wrong with slow films. Or quiet films. Or uneventful films. But SOMETHING has to develop throughout the course of the film, be it interesting dialogue or character development or the presentation of interesting ideas. Nothing of the sort happens here. Its message about loneliness is made clear within the first half hour and after that it's just directorial masturbation.

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