(Ren jian xi ju)
by Hung Hung
Director: Hung Hung
Script: Hung Hung
Cinematographer: Pen Jia-ru
Editor: Chen Po-wen
Sound: Tu Duu-chih
Music: Chang Yung-chih
Cast: Chang Ling-hsien, Chen Ethan, Wen Chih-xing, Hsiao Hua-wen, Lee Kang-i, Chiang Vicky, Cheung Alex, Chao Tzu-chiang, Hsu Wan-ying
Les Moutons Sans Souci Films
Tel / Fax: (886-2)22.177.240
35 mm, Colour, 117 min
vOV Mandarin with French Subtitles
Audience Award at Nantes' Festival des 3 Continents
We are in Taiwan at the beginning of this century.
In a free adaptation of Confucius’ moral tales compilation entitled « Book of the twenty-four rules of filial piety », Hung Hung made a seven episodes film where four stories are intertwined to underline the disintegration of the transitional Chinese society.
A young girl works in a shoe shop downtown Taipeh. Her only passion is Tony Leung, a famous actor and singer from Hong-Kong. A Xing, a young actor working with a director who has aids, is compelled to play a few scenes naked. His mother will be in the audience. Vicky and her lover live in a flat where they are horror-stuck to discover cockroaches. No way to stay there any longer. They are looking for a new flat. Darren recently divorced and finds it difficult to definitively break up with Caiza, his former wife. One stormy night, he takes her to hospital.