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Two Ex-Pat Kindergarten teachers in Taiwan embark on a quixotic odyssey to bury a fellow countryman.

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Simon
Jeff Palmiotti ...
Darin
Leonora Lim-Moore ...
Nikita (as Leonora Lim)
Erin King ...
Mike Fink
Fu-Kuei Huang ...
Mr. Chen
Chia-Ying Kuo ...
Mrs. Chen
Joseph Shu ...
Moulder
Sean Scanlan ...
Barrie the Bull
Will Mounger ...
Jedidiah Jonas Williams
Jimi Moe ...
Paul
Hai-sen Ni ...
Teacher Jerry
Eva Liao ...
Jane
Michael Jian ...
Tony
Catherine Li ...
Jane's Mom
Magnus von Platen ...
guy in the park with Mike Fink
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Two Ex-Pat Kindergarten teachers in Taiwan embark on a quixotic odyssey to bury a fellow countryman.

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A new favorite, I will own this film someday
8 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a festival after seeing its breathtaking imagery in the trailer. i thought this film could be great. I didn't know what it was about, but it looked AMAZING. and it was. Mike Simpson's camera-work transports you to Taiwann, & you quickly fall in love with the tiny country. I love the shots of the stores, the people, their pets. It's a well-written, imaginative take on Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, & like in Faulkner, the protagonists are wayward, hopelessly flawed, stunted but ultimately endearing. It is a subtly funny and touching story. Not for people who want traditional romance or action, though it has those elements. Ever since I saw it, I just want to watch it again - for the colors, the music/sounds, and the characters. It is exquisite and nuanced with the mood and charm of Y Tu Mama Tambien. If this world is just (& we know it's not) this movie will win awards. I hope Mitchell Jarrett keeps working & this gets wider release. It deserves to be seen.


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