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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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12 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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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
 
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 There?" - International (English title)
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116 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
city sickness, 20 July 2001
Author: liehtzu from North Thailand

This darkly humorous minimalist examination of loneliness and urban despair is a minor masterpiece. A withdrawn Taipei watch seller falls in love with one of his customers the day before she is set to fly off to a holiday in Paris. The film then follows both of their stories, connected by time: she knows no one in Paris and is miserable while he pines over her back in Tapei, sets every clock he sees to Paris time, and tries to cope with his mother's mental breakdown. The film's done in Tsai's usual manner: long static shots, no music, muted lighting and pursues the same themes as his earlier work but he's somehow able to not make it feel like old hat. "What Time is it There?" is a bit morbid maybe but very well done.

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