A-Te used to be a social movement fanatic. But after suffering the pain of divorce and the death of his child, he changed his profession and became a taxi driver. Ma Le, a young aboriginal man, came to Taipei alone to earn a living on construction sites. However, unable to bear the exploitation, and...(Read more)
A-Te used to be a social movement fanatic. But after suffering the pain of divorce and the death of his child, he changed his profession and became a taxi driver. Ma Le, a young aboriginal man, came to Taipei alone to earn a living on construction sites. However, unable to bear the exploitation, and in a rage, Ma Le accidentally killed a site superintendent and was sentenced to death. A-Te gave Ma Le a ride in his taxi on the night that Ma Le committed the killing and their two fates were thereafter intertwined.
WAN Jen demonstrates a more philosophical and sympathetic approach to facing life and death through the interaction and dialectic between the dead and living characters, and between a Han and an aboriginal. As politics becomes a manipulative and utilitarian power struggle with reality, the pure idealistic spirit, which attracted the devotion of many young souls, seems to gradually sink into desperation and despair, and in the end, death is the only option.
|Theme：||History、Indigenous Peoples、The City、Society、2020 Program: Hitting the Road: Taiwanese Road Movies|
|Subtitle：||Chinese, English, Japanese|
|Actors：||CAI Zhen-nan, ZHANG Zhen-yue(Ayal KOMOD), CHEN Qiu-yan, LIANG Bi-dong, ZHAN Hui-chun|
|Screenplay：||ZHENG Wen-tang, CHEN Fang-ming, WAN Jen|
|Editor：||XIAO Ru-guan, LIN Zhi-ru|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong, Macau)|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
1998 Asia Pacific Film Festival, Best Music
1999 Singapore International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prizes, Special Jury Prize
2000 Jeonju International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize
2000 Fribourg International Film Festival, nominated for Grand Prix