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Lian xi qu (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 27 April 2007 (Taiwan)
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Travelling is always the best way to encounter true stories. Ming-Hsang, a deaf, decided to cycle around Taiwan before graduating from the college. This film, lasting for 100 minutes, ... See full summary »

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Huai-en Chen (as En Chen)

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Huai-en Chen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ming-hsiang Tung ... Ming
Danny Deng ... The Director (as An-ning Teng)
Saya Chang ... The Maiden Sayon - in dream sequence (as Hwei-chun Chang)
Tender Huang ... (as Teng-te Huang)
Darren Darren ... A-Chun (as Chun-jui Chiang)
Hsiu-hui Chen Hsiu-hui Chen ... A-Chun's Mother
Ruta Palionyte Ruta Palionyte ... Ruta - The Lithuanian
Chao-hsin Lin Chao-hsin Lin
Hsiao-shun Hsu ... Husband
Sean Hung Sean Hung ... Wife
Li-Yin Yang ... Teacher Liu
Nien-Jen Wu ... Tour Bus Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen
Chien-Ho Huang Chien-Ho Huang ... (as Chien-ho Wang)
Liou Hung Liou Hung
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Storyline

Travelling is always the best way to encounter true stories. Ming-Hsang, a deaf, decided to cycle around Taiwan before graduating from the college. This film, lasting for 100 minutes, documents his trip which lasted 7 days and 6 nights. He camped at the beach of Tai-Ma-Li on the first evening, playing guitar. Although he has hearing problems, he is still very much interested in sounds. The next morning, he followed Tai-11 highway. He met a group of people filming MV at the east coastline. They also film him. The third day, he was on the Su-Hua highway, a highway notoriously difficult to conquer for cyclists. He met a Lithuanian girl at Han-Ben railway station. She missed the train to Hua-Lien. He helped her to get on her train by communication with her by pens and papers. Written by Yuwei Lin

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taiwan | cycling | bicycle | guitar | deaf | See All (9) »

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Drama

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Min Nan | Lithuanian

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Estudando a Ilha See more »

Filming Locations:

Taiwan

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The film was the official representative of Taiwan to the 80th Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Taiwan's national Film Board has originally selected Lust, Caution (2007) to represent the island, but when that film was disqualified on a technicality, Taiwan was given a matter of hours to select a new film - and they went with "Island Etude". See more »

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unexpected pleasure
1 May 2018 | by whatweathermanSee all my reviews

A very pleasant, unpretentious film with heart. Soft and subtle and very human docudrama of touring the lovely island of Taiwan. Quirky? Yes it does seem a little off the beaten path, but overall a lovely story with memorable characters. I enjoyed viewing a film with generally very natural characters.


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