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Make Up (2011)

Ming yun hua zhuang shi (original title)
Being a mortuary cosmetologist, Min-Hsiu is used to seeing dead bodies until she accidentally spots a female corpse - her high school teacher Miss Chen Ting.

Director:

Yi-chi Lien

Writer:

Shang-Min Yu (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sonia Sui ... Chen Ting
Nikki Hsieh ... Min-Hsiu
Matt Chung-tien Wu ... Nie Cheng-Fu
Ray Chang ... Kuo Yung-Ming
Zooey Tseng ... Ching
Shao-Huai Chang ... Chih-jen
Debby Yang ... Yeh Ching
Hsueh-Liang Pu ... Chou
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chang-Mien Chang Chang-Mien Chang ... Mrs. Lee (as Josephine Chang)
Tzu-Chiang Wang ... Deputy Police Commissioner
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Being a mortuary cosmetologist, Min-Hsiu is used to seeing dead bodies until she accidentally spots a female corpse - her high school teacher Miss Chen Ting.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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taiwanese movies still got the same incurable, never corrected flaw
5 October 2011 | by rightwingisevilSee all my reviews

the dialog! man, the dialog! do i have to repeat this seemingly incurable and never be able to be corrected problem that taiwanese films always have? the horribly written dialog and the way to speak the dialog in every taiwanese film are just too unnatural, too pretentious and way too exaggerated that making watching every film from taiwan a torture. every word and every sentence would have a unnecessary prolonged end sound like ah, eh, la, ma, neh, ba...these ending sound does not just come from the min-nan dialect from china, it's also a fatal heredity left behind by the Japanese language.

i would not say that the taiwanese films didn't have some good stuff, but this annoying and never break-thru problem of the weak taiwanese dialog in every film and the shallow, superficial way of writing the dialog has become the forever achilles ankle tendon that would snap every film made by the taiwanese. those unnecessary end sound of every sentence they finish in their daily life and on the screen only made every one who live in taiwan, a never quite grown up whiner, man, woman, male, female, young or old, everybody just whine whatever whenever they can.

from the very beginning of this film, as soon as it started, i was suddenly facing the dejavu' again and simply couldn't stand it.

i have to remind all the taiwanese actors here: i don't mean that you cannot act properly or naturally, it's the lousy dialog that makes you become a lousy actor as always.


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

13 May 2011 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Taichung City, Taiwan

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Budget:

TWD20,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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