Growing up without parents, MA Sha has always worked as a lookout in a red-light district. When he is imprisoned for manslaughter following a customer's death, he breaks out of jail but is soon caught again and sent to a correctional institution on Orchid Island. Guided by his former elementary clas...(Read more)
Growing up without parents, MA Sha has always worked as a lookout in a red-light district. When he is imprisoned for manslaughter following a customer's death, he breaks out of jail but is soon caught again and sent to a correctional institution on Orchid Island. Guided by his former elementary classmate, who is now a penal officer, MA finally repents his wild past, writing down his stories and eventually publishing them.
Never Too Late to Repent is the parent of Taiwanese social realist films. Director OUYANG Chun boldly casts the controversial criminal, MA Sha, as the lead in MA’s autobiographical adaptation, but merges MA’s story with many fictive and sensual elements. The film is an adrenaline-fueled ride of violence and decadence deep in the red-light district. With his signature tattoos and wild performance, MA became a badass icon in Taiwanese social realist films.
DVD source：Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Producer：||QI Feng, MA Ji|
|Actors：||MA Sha, LIANG Hsiu-Shen, YANG Hui-Shan, WANG Mo-Chou, LI Xiao-Fei, YANG Xiu-Juan, WANG Qi|
|Excluded for public screenings：||United Kingdom and United States.|
|Royalty period：||Jun. 1, 2017 - May 31, 2020|
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