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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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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)

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1.85 : 1
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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 pathetic film involved a Buddha statue construction
28 March 2018 | by BasicLogicSee all my reviews

Lot of "F@@k your mother" in southern Fu-Kien mainland China dialect, but claimed by the Taiwanese as their local language. The whole film is in Black, only a few segments with some colors. This is a very sad, strictly localized Taiwanese film about the lower struggling deadbeat people and those who are with political connection guys. A pathetic story involving the making of a Buddha statue by those pathetic phony believers. A murder was committed during the construction by the contractor, a skirt-chasing phony guy.

There was a huge illogic flaw in this film. The dead body was absolutely impossible to be lifted by one person and threw into the neck hole of the Buddha statue, albeit the guy was a weak old guy.

I wouldn't get into the details of this film, but only want to say that the film was barely watchable because it's so boringly predictable.


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