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Stray Dogs (2013)

Jiao you (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 21 February 2014 (Taiwan)
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An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.

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Ming-liang Tsai (as Tsai Ming Liang)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kang-sheng Lee ... Father
Kuei-Mei Yang ... Woman
Yi-Ching Lu ... Woman
Shiang-chyi Chen ... Woman
Yi Cheng Lee ... Yi Cheng - son
Yi Chieh Lee ... Yi Chieh - daughter
Jin-kai Wu Jin-kai Wu ... Wang
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An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Taiwan | France

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

21 February 2014 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Stray Dogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei, Taiwan

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1.85 : 1
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The Woman: One day it started raining... it rained non-stop. It rained so hard that water got in. The house started crying... and crying... Can't you see the tears?
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They're called EDITING and PACING!
9 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

As I sat and watched "Stray Dog", I felt very annoyed. Again and again and again, scenes where nothing particular is happening, the camera remained there for a VERY long time. In each case, the film could have been edited and you would have had roughly the same effect...without boring the audience. So, when you show two men in ponchos in the rain holding signs, you don't NEED to show this scene for a full minute and then return to do the same thing again-- especially when the men aren't doing anything other than holding signs!! The same goes for the introduction, as you see a lady staring at her kids as they sleep...for the longest time!! In addition, showing a guy taking a leak is another sign that this is a self-indulgent sort of film from director Ming-liang Tsai. Editing and pacing are important to most directors, but not apparently in this case! As a result, a decent story is marred unnecessarily by the direction that tends to bore and annoy many viewers. I know I sure felt both. What SHOULD have been an important film about a homeless family on the fringes instead is an interminable bore. We get it that the folks are depressed and that's why they do nothing...but think about the audience having to watch this.


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