A family story of a very special kind. The mother earns a living as a spirit guide for the deceased at their funerals: she was never at home, always out and about with her girlfriends ...
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Listen the inner voice of the one you love while she is traveling through the boundary between life and death. In Taiwan medical students call the dead body used for medical dissection "the... See full summary »
Chi earned her American dream after persevering with her studies in Taiwan. Following her grandmothers' death, Chi returns to her family on Happiness Road, where she begins to feel ... See full summary »
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Two young men growing up in Taitung like the same girl. In an act of jealous, they injure each other with fireworks when participating in the Bombing Master Han Dan festival. Unfortunately, this accidentally causes the girl to die as well.
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A family story of a very special kind. The mother earns a living as a spirit guide for the deceased at their funerals: she was never at home, always out and about with her girlfriends instead. The daughter now goes to great lengths to attempt to understand her mother. A cosmos opens before us, one which manages to be of universal cultural significance and extremely intimate at the same time.Written by
As it happens, I saw this film during a +14 hour flight from Taipeh to Frankfurt.
It has, for me, the double interest of the perfectly international family relation between a daughter, her mother and the rest of the family. Family secrets. Family lies.
But it has, for me as a european, the extreme interest of understanding and watching a normal family in a normal home in current Asia, nd the way interaction in this enviroment exists.
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