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...
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Based on a true story, primarily on a conflict between two youth gangs, a 14-year-old boy's girlfriend conflicts with the head of one gang for an unclear reason, until finally the conflict comes to a violent climax.
When a well known businessman goes missing, owing $100m to Taipei's underworld, two hoods decide to follow his son, the leader of a youth gang. A small group of trendy foreigners gets caught up in the action.
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 double parks next to his car, preventing his exit. For the entire night, Chen Mo searches the floors of a nearby apartment building for the owner of the illegally parked car, and encounters a succession of strange events and eccentric characters: an old couple living with their precocious granddaughter who have lost their only son, a one-armed barbershop owner cooking fish head soup, a mainland Chinese prostitute trying to escape her pimp's cruel clutches, and a Hong Kong tailor embroiled in debt and captured by underground loan sharks. After many hardships, Chen Mo finally gets his car out of the parking space, and, with new friends riding beside him, advances toward a new horizon in life. Written by
Cannes Film Festival
Not a bad film. Not a Kung Fu movie which is usually what you get when you see a film made in China. Quirky plot sets the stage for a series of mishaps that weave through the film in a unique way of being disconnected yet connected. Part art movie in a way because the visuals are sometimes strong enough to stand up on their own-they sort of look like photographs that start to move, yet it is not really an art film at all. A slice of life is a good expression to use to define this film. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, it is interesting to see, maybe more so for people who are already fans of world cinema. Like a fast moving tone poem.
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