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Detention (2019)

Fanxiao (original title)
In 1962 Taiwan during the White Terror martial law period, Fang Ray Shin, a female student at the hillside Greenwood High School is attending counselling with teacher Mr. Chang, and they ... See full summary »

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John Hsu

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Shih-Keng Chien, Lyra Fu (as Kai-Ling Fu) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Gingle Wang ... Fang Ray-Shin
Meng-Po Fu ... Chang Ming-Hui
Jing-Hua Tseng ... Wei Chong-Ting (as Chin-Hua Tseng)
Cecilia Choi ... Yin Cui-Han
Hung Chang Chu Hung Chang Chu ... Inspector Bai
Yue-Ti Liu ... Mr. Kao
Pen-yu Chang ... Fang's Mother (as Jessie Chang)
Ching-Ting Hsia ... Fang's Father
Chung-Yueh Yun ... Old Wei Zhong-Ting
Chin-Yu Pan ... Sheng
Kuan-yi Lee ... Wen-Xiong
Moon Lee Moon Lee ... Zhou Xin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ko-Yuan Wang ... Huang You-Xin
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In 1962 Taiwan during the White Terror martial law period, Fang Ray Shin, a female student at the hillside Greenwood High School is attending counselling with teacher Mr. Chang, and they gradually fall in love. It was a dangerous period where sensitive books were banned and free speech were restricted, but Mr. Chang secretly organised a study group for banned books, together with fellow teacher Miss Yin and male student Wei Chong Ting.

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The film is banned in mainland China, because of the film's political subject matter. See more »

Soundtracks

The Day After Rain
Music by Luming Lu & Summer Lei
Lyrics & Performed by Summer Lei
[Theme Song]
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Detention
8 February 2020 | by jackson_roSee all my reviews

There is novelty in the film Detention, it tries to be political, tries to be ideological and tries to be romantic. All of these elements are present and works, but the film is also messy and problematic, perhaps due to the film trying to stay loyal to the film. The film explores a fascinating piece of history in Taiwan that is not often talked about, but maybe if the setting could be done in a non-horror film format it would have worked better, because everything else is really good.


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Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (Taiwan) See more »

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$1,423,058
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