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A Sun (2019)

A family of four fractures under the weight of unmet expectations, unexpected tragedy, and uncompromising pride.

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Mong-Hong Chung

Writers:

Yaosheng Chang (screenplay), Mong-Hong Chung (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chien-Ho Wu ... A-Ho
Yi-wen Chen ... A-Wen
Samantha Shu-Chin Ko ... Miss Qin
Kuan-Ting Liu ... Radish
Greg Han Hsu ... A-Hao
Apple Wu ... Xiao-Yu (as Tai-Ling Wu)
Ivy Yin ... Miss Yin
Chen-Ling Wen ... Xiao-Zhen
Chih-Ju Lin ... Oden Senior
Shao-hua Lung ... Old Gao
Li-Tung Chang ... Oden
Danny Deng ... Teacher
Ming-Shuai Shih ... Brother Chao
Han Chang ... Juvenile Counselor
Shao-Huai Chang ... Driving Student
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Storyline

A Sun follows a troubled family of four. A-Ho, the younger son, has always been a problematic child, and his father, A-Wen has invested all his hopes and expectations in his introverted eldest son, A-Hao. While A-Hao is trying to get into medical school, A-Ho faces juvenile detention for a crime committed with his best friend - although not entirely of his own will. A-Wen abandons A-Ho, refusing to help and even requesting the judge to sentence his son as harshly as possible. Not long after A-Ho is sent to prison, to make matters worse, his girlfriend shows up on his mother Qin's doorstep. The teenage girl is pregnant and determined to have A-Ho's child, even though he is locked up and has no idea she is expecting. Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Un Soleil See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Distant Journey
Lyrics by Mong-Hong Chung
Music & Performed by Sheng-Xiang Lin
[Theme Song]
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Real, painful, thought provoking story
28 January 2020 | by bumberbeeSee all my reviews

Set in modern day Taipei, this story about a middle class family struggling to survive some bad decisions and predicaments. Superbly acted and character building made family relationships so easily relatable.

Fantastic direction and somber tone.

Love it


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