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)
Reviews
9 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Official submission of Taiwan for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »

Soundtracks

Distant Journey
Lyrics by Mong-Hong Chung
Music & Performed by Sheng-Xiang Lin
[Theme Song]
See more »

User Reviews

 
Amazing
8 February 2021 | by ivonneminero-23856See all my reviews

A Sun is probably one of the best films I've watched these last few months. I have never watched a Taiwanese film, and am in awe how this one was made. The cinematography was just *chefs kiss*. Also, how simple the script was but how the actors delivered flawlessly. A must watch!


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 33 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1 November 2019 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sun See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed