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Betelnut Beauty

Betelnut Beauty

(Ai ni ai wo)

by Lin Cheng-sheng

Taiwan

 

Betelnut Beauty

Director: Lin Cheng-sheng

Script: Lin Cheng-sheng

Cinematographer: Han Yun-chung

Editor: Hsiao Ju-kuan

Sound: Tang Hsiang-chu

Music: A-chi and the chairman

Cast: Chang Chen, Sin Je, Tsai Chen-nan, Kao Ming-chun, Kelly Kuo, Leon Dai, Sun Yu-hui, Ko I-cheng

Production: Pyramide, Arc Light Films

Distribution:
Pyramide Distribution
5 rue du Chevalier de St George
75008 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1.42.96.01.10
Fax: 0033 1.40.20.02.21
Mail: programmation@pyramidefilms.com
www.pyramidefilms.com

Year: 2001

35 mm, Colour, 105 min, 
OV Mandarin with French Subtitles

Silver Bear - Berlin Film Festival 2001

On a stormy almost unbearable hot evening, Feng and Fei-Fei are trying to shelter from the rain. Feng is a baker who just left the army. Fei-Fei has run away from her place without leaving an address. She meets Yili in the nightclub where she works. The two girls become ‘Betelnut Beauties”: standing in a glass booth, they sell betel nut. In order to better attract customers, their rivals attack with outrageous make-up, mini-skirts. One day, Feng walks by by Fei-Fei’s booth. They feel happy to meet again, and from now on Feng takes the young woman back home every night after her work. Little satisfied with the meagersalary he earns as a baker, he gives into joining a gang.

 

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