by Edward Yang
Director: Edward Yang
Script: Edward Yang, Chu Tien-wen, Hou Hsiao-hsien
Cinematographer: Yang Weihan
Editing: Wang Jiyang, Song Fanzhen
Sound: Tu Duu-chih
Cast: Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Chin, Wu Nien-jen, Lin Hsiu-ling
Production: Tang I-Hwa, Gin Hwa Production
35 mm, Colour, 110 min
OV Mandarin with French subtitles
with kind support of Taipei's representative office in Paris
Chin has become the personal assistant of a business woman. This promotion pushes her to leave her parents' home and get her own flat. Lon is an old friend who has not done much in his life. He is inclined to live secluded in past, hanging to his adolescent passion for baseball. Chin has to resign after her company is bought by a large financial group. She realises how difficult it is to communicate with Lon. Lon is in touch with a childhood friend whose wedding has fallen off. Days and weeks slip by in Taipei, a city of important social and economical changes. The tensed relationship between Chin and Lon breaks out.
Hou Hsiao-hsien is one of the scriptwriters of this film by great Taiwanese director Edward Yang. He is also one of the main actors in the film.