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The Missing (2003)

Bu jian (original title)
A grandmother is looking for her grandson, a teenager for his grandfather.

Director:

Kang-sheng Lee

Writers:

Sung Hsi (narrative), Kang-sheng Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yi-Ching Lu
Chieh Chang
Tien Miao
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shiang-chyi Chen
Tsai-Ting Chen Tsai-Ting Chen
Yi-Chieh Chiu Yi-Chieh Chiu
Kuo-Cheng Huang Kuo-Cheng Huang
Kang-sheng Lee
Yi Cheng Lee
Cheng-Ying LI Cheng-Ying LI
Hui-Chin Lin Hui-Chin Lin
Chun Shih
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Storyline

A grandmother is looking for her grandson, a teenager for his grandfather.

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Genres:

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Agnooumenoi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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There are films to be seen, and films to be felt
6 August 2004 | by checaSee all my reviews

Don't try to explain to a friend what this movie is about, because it's not only about a woman running around and some other characters doing other things.

Try to explain him the way it made you feel. Try to explain him the subtle relations between characters and actions, even between characters of this and other films such as those of Tsai Ming Liang's (remember the grandpa and the little boy in "Goodbye, Dragon Inn"?), and you'll realize how difficult it is.

Now try to explain him the way you felt when your last girlfriend left you, when your dad died or you failed to make your daughter happy...

This is a fine film. Watch it. Feel it.


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