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A Sun (2019)

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

Director:

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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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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Badly written and totally confusing
1 February 2020 | by qui_jSee all my reviews

While this movie might have strong support in a small market, it certainly will not have global appeal. The movie starts off with a series of seemingly random events that has the viewer constantly wondering what's going on. It gets worse with each passing moment as the scenes appear to have little continuity and just seem to be randomly stuck together. I guess a lot is lost in the translation and subtitles but the dialog comes across as very trite. I hung on until about 2/3 of the film then ultimately gave up. It was just a waste of time!


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