While never-ending rain and a strange disease spread by cockroaches ravage Taiwan, a plumber makes a hole between two apartments and the inhabitants of each form a unique connection, enacted in musical numbers.
Excellent debut film from the master of Taiwanese cinema.
It is believed that the early works of masters of art leave their imprint on their later works.This is also the case with this charming, melodramatic feature made by Tsai Ming Liang.In this film,one can easily find a lot of common features linked to theater.This is because Tsai Ming Liang also wrote a lot of plays before he started his career as a filmmaker.The film is hard to classify as it has love story, family story and other popular elements in it.It also talks of the lack of space theme which is common to most of Tsai's films. The funny thing about this film is that it is very less seen. I got the lucky chance to see it at FEMIS, the French film school in Paris where Tsai Ming Liang came to present his film "The Wayward Cloud".The film is so good and it is a pity that its DVD is not released.
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