7.4/10
851
3 user 11 critic

Touch of the Light (2012)

Ni guang fei xiang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2012 (Taiwan)
Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy.

Director:

Jung-chi Chang

Writer:

Nyssa Li
Reviews
14 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Madame Tang colludes and mediates between the government and the private businesses for the benefits of her all-female family. One case does not go according to plan, and an entire family close to Madame Tang fall victim to a cruel murder.

Director: Ya-che Yang
Stars: Kara Wai, Ke-Xi Wu, Vicky Chen
Hear Me (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A delivery Boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with "water birds" and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursue their dreams and take their relationship to the next level.

Director: Fen-fen Cheng
Stars: Eddie Peng, Ivy Yi-Han Chen, Michelle Chen
Love I (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete.

Director: Doze Niu
Stars: Qi Shu, Mark Chao, Wei Zhao
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua
Pushing Hands (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

All the while, Master Chu tries to find his place in the foreign American world.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Sihung Lung, Lai Wang, Bozhao Wang
Back to 1942 (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

Director: Xiaogang Feng
Stars: Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Wei Fan
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An espionage thriller set in the 1950s and adapted from the novel "Year Suan/Plot Against" by May Jia. Tony Leung Chiu Wai plays a blind man who works for a piano tuner. He is recruited for a spy mission because of his exceptional hearing.

Directors: Felix Chong, Alan Mak
Stars: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Xun Zhou, Xuebing Wang
Soulmate (2016)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two women who have been close friends since adolescence must cope with the changes that maturity brings.

Director: Derek Tsang
Stars: Dongyu Zhou, Sichun Ma, Toby Lee
Miao Miao (2008)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The bisexual owner of a record store and a new girl in town bond over Jack Kerouac. Meanwhile, a girl in her class falls in love with her.

Director: Hsiao-tse Cheng
Stars: Chia-Yen Ko, Sandrine Pinna, Wing Fan
Ilo Ilo (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen
Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani
In Time with You (TV Series 2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

When Chen You Qing turns 30 she starts feeling anxious about finding someone to spend her life with, so she ends up making a bet with her best friend, Li Da Ren, to see which of them can marry first before they are 35.

Stars: Ariel Lin, Bo-lin Chen, Mei-Hsiu Lin
Wake Up (TV Series 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Jag Huang, Kang Ren Wu, Wei-Ning Hsu
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sandrine Pinna ... Chieh (as Yung-yung Chang)
Yu-Siang Huang ... Huang Yu-hsiang
Lieh Lee ... Yu-hsiang's mother
Samantha Shu-Chin Ko ... Chieh's mother
Lian-yu Huang ... Yu-hsiang's father
Na-Dou Lin ... Chieh's boss
Harry Chang ... Chieh's boyfriend
Fang-yi Sheu ... Teacher Hsu
Ivy Yin ... Teacher Wang
Amy Sisson Amy Sisson ... Dance Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Hsueh
Alice Tsai-yi Huang
Yi-Siang Huang Yi-Siang Huang
Edit

Storyline

Based on true events related to the life of Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang (Siang played by himself), this is a story of inspiration, discovery and love. Born to a rural family in Taiwan unprepared for the birth of a blind son, Siang was a curious and precocious child. Touch and sound was everything to him. With the love of his mother and support of his family, he grew up with no barriers - that is until he had to face the real world as he left his family behind in order to attend university where he had to compete on the same playing field as the sighted students and to find his own way. He soon crossed paths with Jie (Sandrine Pinna), a beautiful but frustrated cold drinks vendor who dreams of being a dancer, but whose struggles against the harsh realities of her life render her helpless. However, when she witnesses Siang's fearless determination and understood his optimism and inner peace, she is inspired and determined to hold on to her dream. Touch of the Light - a story ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Min Nan | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dotyk swiatla See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The official submission of Taiwan to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Touch of the Light is Light but it Touches
6 February 2016 | by christian94See all my reviews

This Taiwan treat deals with two protagonists with low self-esteem and limited worlds whose life collide and make the kaleidoscope brighter. Music and dance are their passion and their path to happiness are hampered by handicap, society and family.

Being blind and what it entails is explored, but the film falls rarely into cliché. It rings true, it is simple and has two very likable, real and relatable characters.

The film, editing, acting, directing (and yes music!) are great but never try to be grandiose. Always humble or the right note to employ the music metaphor, this film finds truth, hope and beauty. Even the friendship romance is just right, not forced, cute and light.

See it if you can. At least you can, because blind piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang who plays himself and compose some of the soundtrack sure wish he had vision. Perhaps he and first feature film director Jung-chi Chang do have vision: artistic vision.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed