Up 3,777 this week

The Most Distant Course (2007)
"Zui yao yuan de ju li" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  2 November 2007 (Taiwan)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 473 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 5 critic

Tthree young souls, with different purposes, comes to the coast and search for the meaning of their life, a journey considerably longer than any of them has taken before.



0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 808 titles
created 19 Jan 2012
a list of 119 titles
created 07 Feb 2012
a list of 719 titles
created 19 May 2013
a list of 42 titles
created 01 Sep 2013
a list of 61 titles
created 21 May 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Most Distant Course (2007)

The Most Distant Course (2007) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Most Distant Course.
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen's sensitive tale of friendship and yearning. As a child living in a seaside town in southern ... See full synopsis »

Director: Leste Chen
Stars: Bryant Chang, Hsiao-chuan Chang, Kate Yeung
Love in Space (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A mother and her three grown daughters juggle are successful in everything except love - until they unexpectedly encounter new romances in Beijing, Sydney and even on the moon.

Directors: Tony Chan, Wing Shya
Stars: Aaron Kwok, Eason Chan, Rene Liu
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After winning his first competition, Takumi focuses his attention on drift racing, a sport he has unknowingly perfected while delivering tofu in his father's Toyota AE86.

Directors: Wai-Keung Lau, Alan Mak, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Shawn Yue, Edison Chen, Jay Chou
Vulgaria (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A comedy centered on a veteran film producer with major financial and family troubles who is lured into remaking a classic adult movie for the leader of a triad gang.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
Stars: Chapman To, Kristal Tin, Ronald Cheng
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

What you are willing to give up for exchange to fulfill your dreams?

Director: Ya-chuan Hsiao
Stars: Lun Mei Gwei, Zaizai Lin, Kôsuke Atari
Parking (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On Mother's Day in Taipei, Chen Mo makes a date for dinner with his wife, hoping to bring their estranged relationship back together. While buying a cake on his way home, a car unexpectedly... See full summary »

Director: Mong-Hong Chung
Stars: Chen Chang, Lun Mei Gwei, Leon Dai
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Bao sacrifices herself, becoming a butterfly, to save her sick fiance and discovers in the process how true their love is.

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung
Stars: Gigi Leung, Lun Mei Gwei, Yiyan Jiang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Giddens Ko
Stars: Chen-tung Ko, Michelle Chen, Shao-Wen Hao
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A series of intertwining stories focus on the lives and transformations of three women.

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Xun Zhou, Lun Mei Gwei, Yuqi Zhang
Miao Miao (2008)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Hsiao-tse Cheng
Stars: Chia-yen Ko, Sandrine Pinna, Wing Fan
Intimates (1997)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner ... See full summary »

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung
Stars: Carina Lau, Charlie Yeung, Ya-Lei Kuei
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This is a collection of three films by emerging Taiwanese directors all revolving around the theme of strong, young women involved in mayhem of some sort. In all of them the theme of ... See full summary »

Directors: Ying-Yu Chan, Jing-Jie Lin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ken Chang, Shih Chang, Alyssa Chia


Credited cast:
Lun Mei Gwei ...
Hsiao-Kuo Chia ...
Iris Li-Ting Tseng ...
Sheng-hao Wen ...
Hsiao-Yun's boyfriend
Eugene Chun-Hui Hsieh ...
Tseng Ya-Chu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lieh Lee
Yun Chan Lee
Toon Wang ...
(as Tung Wang)
Pong Fong Wu


Tthree young souls, with different purposes, comes to the coast and search for the meaning of their life, a journey considerably longer than any of them has taken before.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 November 2007 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

The Most Distant Course  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It takes the most distant course to come nearest to yourself
8 December 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Lin Jing-Jie's debut feature film is at times uplifting, at times making you want to self-discover yourself, other times you feel deep pity towards the characters and the journeys they are going through. The story revolves around three individuals who have all hit a crossroads in their lives; Xiaotang is a sound recorder for films who has just been fired for running late, Acai is a psychiatrist who is guilty for regretting something in his own past, and Xiaoyun is working an office job and the mistress involved in an affair.

All three characters begin on entirely separate roads. Xiaotang is longingly thinking of his ex-girlfriend and decides that he shall go on a trip recording the sounds of Taiwan - a project that the couple had discussed many times before but never got around to doing it. He marks each tape and sends them to the address of his ex-girlfriend, in hopes of curing himself of her and perhaps winning her back.

The only problem is Xiaoyun has moved into the apartment and she is receiving the tapes. At first she hesitates to open them, and inquiring with the landlady about the previous apartment dweller, she decides to open them and see what they are. She begins listening to the random sounds that people often hear every day but often is forgotten within the instant; the sound of the wind swaying wildflowers, a train passing by in the deep country, a fish-market opening in the morning and the chaos it can bring about, the aboriginal Taiwanese singing and dancing at night over a campfire. Having had enough of being the mistress involved in an affair where lonely nights are often and there is no such thing as "love", she walks out on the job in search of finding the sounds that she brings with her on her commute to and from work. Perhaps in blind hope of finding the person who is recording these miraculous sounds.

Acai (played by the brilliant Jia Siao-guo who has a penetrating gaze and a deep mellow voice) is a psychiatrist with a regretful past hanging over his shoulders. He wakes up one morning and whilst donning his suit and tie, he begins to take them off and puts on more casual clothes, taking a trip to the place of remembrance from his past - a lost love who he considers his soulmate who had gotten away and married. He somehow stumbles upon Xiaotang's trip whilst staying at the same hotel and decides to tag along, also hinting about trying to help Xiaotang's own lost love problems.

Eventually everything ties together in an ending that is always excellent to see, and indescribable at the same time, making you want to sit through the credits and have the film sink that much more into your mind. The Most Distant Course is one of those films that makes you feel lost at the start because things are going on in the story as if the viewer was already there, but by the end of it you are wanting to have more. The main premise of the movie is self-discovery, hardships and journeys people go through to find themselves, but at the same time Lin Jing-Jie has really enforced the importance of sound within it. If possible, I highly recommend to watch this movie with a great sound system or high quality headphones.

It won't certainly be a movie for everyone; but for those who are at a crossroads in their life, for those who have been through it, or for those who are about to face it.. it is worthwhile to track this down and sit through it. It might make you want to take a trip of your own in a way to connect back to yourself.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
incredible move BethelAbba
best impress image TW movie doublee
Discuss The Most Distant Course (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: