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Formula 17 (2004)
"17 sui de tian kong" (original title)

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Tien is a gay guy looking for love, unlike all the other gay guys he knows, he's a virgin, who's saving himself for love... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Yang ...
Tien
Duncan Lai ...
Bai Tieh-nan (as Duncan)
Chin King ...
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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Tien is a gay guy looking for love, unlike all the other gay guys he knows, he's a virgin, who's saving himself for love... See full synopsis »

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Release Date:

2 April 2004 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Boku no koi, kare no himitsu  »

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$22,356 (Hong Kong) (6 August 2004)

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$22,356 (Hong Kong) (6 August 2004)
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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

Alan: Tien doesn't know our plan, right?
Yu: Don't worry, I rented three DVDs for him to watch and kill time.
C.C.: They won't provoke him?
Yu: Don't worry, they're all safe movies. The Ring, Bride of Chucky, and Freddy vs. Jason. Nothing to do with love.
Alan: Aren't these movies too scary?
Yu: Nothing's scarier than heartbreak! Just my opinion.
[cut to Tien watching scary movies and freaking out]
Alan: Nothing can go wrong, right?
Yu: Unless Jason falls in love with Freddy.
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Great Movie...
13 September 2004 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

One of a few gay Asian movies out there today. It depicted a naive young Taiwanese gay man who ventured out to a very much open Taipei society in search of his true love only to encounter that lust rather than love was on the minds of most. Formula 17 also tried to approach this love story through a comedic style...with characters that were quite dramatic and over-reacting. In retrospect, I appreciate Formula 17 not only because it was a work of art, it was also an expression that many gay people out there could also relate with. Love have been lost and is seldom seen but the main character in this movie tried to bring it back for us to see and taste.

I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone...gay or straight.


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