Lefty, seeing himself as the poorest high-school student in Taipei, plots a way to earn more money. He decides to steal the Dr. Sun Yat-sen statue abandoned at his school and sell it for ...
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Lefty, seeing himself as the poorest high-school student in Taipei, plots a way to earn more money. He decides to steal the Dr. Sun Yat-sen statue abandoned at his school and sell it for cash. However, when Lefty and his gang embark on the heist, they chance upon another group of teens, led by Sky, and with the same goal in mind. Now it's a battle of wits.Written by
I saw this film accidentally at a film festival in Prague. Later on, I kept using this films as a audiovisual materials in my class. I really like this film. It's simple but very thought-provoking. The audience must have some background knowledge of Taiwan in order to enjoy more of the film. A innocently mischievous idea by the students entails with Taiwanese social phenomena and political ideals from the history. A light comedy carries the heaviness from the history and the society.
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