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Hei yan quan (2006)

A day laborer is badly beaten, and a young man nurses him back to health.

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Ming-liang Tsai

Writer:

Ming-liang Tsai

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kang-sheng Lee ... Hsiao-Kang
Shiang-chyi Chen ... Coffee-shop Waitress
Norman Atun Norman Atun ... Rawang
Pearlly Chua Pearlly Chua ... Coffee-Shop Boss
Lee-Lin Liew Lee-Lin Liew ... Coffee-Shop Tea Maker
Leonard Tee Leonard Tee ... Light Seller
Su-Yee Toh Su-Yee Toh ... Boss's Second Son (as Samantha Toh Su-Yee)
Kok-Fai Chiew Kok-Fai Chiew ... Boss's Grandson
Rong-Sin Chan Rong-Sin Chan ... Estate Agent
Kok-Choy Loh Kok-Choy Loh ... Financier
Shiva Shiva ... Indian worker
Mohammad Rani Bin Baker Mohammad Rani Bin Baker ... Magician
Rusli Bin Abdul Rahim Rusli Bin Abdul Rahim ... Hooligan
Azman Hassan Azman Hassan ... Hooligan (as Azman Bin Muhammad Hasan)
Hariry Jalil Hariry Jalil ... Hooligan (as Muhammad Hariry Abdul Jalil)
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Storyline

Forest fires burn in Sumatra; a smoke covers Kuala Lumpur. Grifters beat an immigrant day laborer and leave him on the streets. Rawang, a young man, finds him, carries him home, cares for him, and sleeps next to him. In a loft above lives a waitress. She sometimes provides care and attention. More violence seems a constant possibility. They find another man abandoned on the street, paralyzed. They carry him. While no one speaks to each other, sounds dominate: coughing, cooking, coupling, opening bags; music and news reports on a radio, the rattle and buzz of a restaurant. It's dark in the city at night. We see down hallways, through doors, down alleys. Who sleeps with whom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Malaysia | China | Taiwan | France | Austria

Language:

Min Nan | Malay | Mandarin | Bengali

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,377, 11 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,136, 29 July 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2007 (#10, tied with "Ne touchez pas à la hache" and "Sang sattawat") See more »

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References Last Images of the Shipwreck (1989) See more »

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Melancholic
6 July 2018 | by ale_cyaSee all my reviews

This movie is so sweet in an odd way. You can see the struggle of each character to find love and companion in a difficult environment. Locations are oddly satisfying


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