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Formula 17 (2004)

17 sui de tian kong (original title)
A gay teenager falls for an architect after moving to the city to find a summer job.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Yo-ning Yang ...
Tien
Duncan Lai ...
Bai Tieh-nan (as Duncan)
King Chin ...
Yu
Dada Ji ...
C.C.
Jimmy Yang ...
Alan
Jason Chang ...
Jun (as Ta-Yong Chang)
Ladder Yu ...
Kevin
Guan-Jie Huang ...
Jay
Tze-Long Yang ...
Taipei plumber
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Ray
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Storyline

A gay teenager falls for an architect after moving to the city to find a summer job.

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

2 April 2004 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Boku no koi, kare no himitsu  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,356 (Hong Kong) (6 August 2004)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This low-budget teenage film was the only fiction feature in 2004 that did not lose money on the Taiwanese market (it has grossed twice its production cost). Produced by two young, inexperienced women in their late twenties and shot by even younger Chen Yin-Jung, this sex comedy about a young gay circle in Tapei looks quite amateurish, but its refreshing tone was up to now quite unheard of in Taiwanese cinema. See more »

Quotes

[subtitled version]
Tien: You see... even love can pass away.
Bai Tieh-nan: But... we can run after it.
Tien: Run?
Bai Tieh-nan: And chase it back.
Tien: My feet are tired.
Bai Tieh-nan: I'll carry you.
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References Ringu (1998) See more »

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Heartwarming and Silly
1 January 2006 | by (Boulder, Colorado, USA) – See all my reviews

Although this movie is low budget and completely silly, it revels in that and seems proud of it rather than trying to ignore it. A completely generic plot that anyone can guess, especially if they're familiar with gay fiction, and your typical gay characters would usually mean a boring movie. Instead this film puts together characters that you can completely believe and expect to meet on the street. I found myself thinking "I wish I knew these guys!" many times. A totally adorable wonderful happy movie that will make you giggle and squeal and completely believe in love, even if it's just for the duration of the film, this one is not to be missed. Heartwarming, adorable, real, yet fantastic... I can't rate this one highly enough.


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