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The Great Buddha+ (2017)

One day when Pickle's and his colleague, Belly Bottom's television is broken, their lives are changed forever.

Director:

Hsin-yao Huang

Writer:

Hsin-yao Huang

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cres Chuang ... Pickle
Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen ... Belly Bottom (as Bamboo Chen)
Leon Dai ... Kevin Huang
Shao-Huai Chang ... Skaya / Sugar apple
Yi-wen Chen ... Congressman Gao
Na-Dou Lin ... Peanut (as Na Dow)
Kuo-Lin Ting ... Yeh Feng Ju
Yung-Feng Lee Yung-Feng Lee ... Deputy Speaker
Yueh-hsin Chu Yueh-hsin Chu ... Singer (as Pigheadskin)
J.C. Lei J.C. Lei ... Gucci
Mei-Hsiu Lin ... Sister
Pei-Fang Wang Pei-Fang Wang ... Peanut's Uncle (as Xiao Liang Ge)
An-Shun Yu ... Shun
Vincent Liang ... Deputy Commissioner
Hsien Tuo ... Pickle's Uncle (as Tuo-Shen Chen)
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Storyline

Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. His colleague, Belly Bottom, works as a recycling collector during the day, and Pickle's biggest pleasure in life is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Bottom collects in the small hours in the security room. Having late night snacks and watching television are an integral part of their dull lives. One day when the television is broken, their lives are changed forever. The story involves gods, the middle-aged men's sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Min Nan

Release Date:

15 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Великий Будда + See more »

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Black and White | Color (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Taiwan for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

Soundtracks

To Have, or Not To Have
Lyrics by Chiau-hoa Ong
Composed & Performed by Sheng-Xiang Lin
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A Precious Maiden Work
23 March 2018 | by e-70733See all my reviews

The idea of the way of telling is novel, but not limited to the novelty itself. From the playful bystander perspective to the uncontrollable subjective emotion release, this film can be said that it is a perfect example of a narration assisted narration. Along with the pioneering, not rough photography, and valuable original score, a series of technical additions not only adds to the richness of the story, but also makes the mood of the film more touching.


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