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Formula 17 (2004)

17 sui de tian kong (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 2 April 2004 (Taiwan)
A gay teenager falls for an architect after moving to the city to find a summer job.

Director:

Yin-jung Chen (as D.J. Chen)

Writer:

Rady Fu

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Cast

Cast overview:
Tony Yo-ning Yang ... Tien
Duncan Lai ... Bai Tieh-nan (as Duncan)
King Chin ... Yu
Dada Ji Dada Ji ... C.C.
Jimmy Yang Jimmy Yang ... Alan
Jason Chang Jason Chang ... Jun (as Ta-Yong Chang)
Ladder Yu Ladder Yu ... Kevin
Guan-Jie Huang Guan-Jie Huang ... Jay
Tze-Long Yang Tze-Long Yang ... Taipei plumber
Jeff Locker ... Ray
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Storyline

A gay teenager falls for an architect after moving to the city to find a summer job.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | English | French

Release Date:

2 April 2004 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Boku no koi, kare no himitsu See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This low-budget teenage film was the only fiction feature in 2004 that did not lose money on the Taiwanese market (it has grossed twice its production cost). Produced by two young, inexperienced women in their late twenties and shot by even younger Chen Yin-Jung, this sex comedy about a young gay circle in Tapei looks quite amateurish, but its refreshing tone was up to now quite unheard of in Taiwanese cinema. See more »

Quotes

[subtitled version]
Tien: Excuse me?
Taipei plumber: I'm here to fix the toilet.
[strips off his shirt]
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Connections

References Freddy vs. Jason (2003) See more »

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This year's sweetest gay movie from Taiwan - maybe all of Asia
30 April 2005 | by CBSinFLLSee all my reviews

Innocent boy sees then meets jaded boy. Jaded boy becomes unjaded. Familiar story but with a sweetness that can make even a tired old queen believe (again) in the power of love at first sight.

The supporting characters are truly funny and resemble many I've met in Asia. Even though the version I saw had 15 minutes of lost subtitles (?!?!?!?) the message was still clear.

I saw this at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. There was an error in the program. This movie is from TAIWAN not Thailand. But a lot of the charm that was part of Iron Ladies (from Thailand) can be seen in this film.

Not a deep film but certainly worth a see.


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