A car accident involving a stray dog connects unlikely characters with life-changing results. A hand model caught in an estranged middle-class marriage, tries to recover from the loss of her baby, but neither religion nor extramarital affairs can help her. A poor aboriginal couple resort to God to g...(Read more)
A car accident involving a stray dog connects unlikely characters with life-changing results. A hand model caught in an estranged middle-class marriage, tries to recover from the loss of her baby, but neither religion nor extramarital affairs can help her. A poor aboriginal couple resort to God to get rid of their alcohol problems, transport top-class peaches to the city and hope to reunite with their daughters. A one-legged truck driver collects abandoned deity statues hoping to be blessed with a new prosthetic. Some of them will face a surprising turn in life, others will be caught in new dilemmas.
This multi-character rhapsody evokes the pluralism of community, class and religion, as well as their conflicts, in contemporary Taiwan. Contrasting values permeate the film: deities are reduced to objects worshipped to gain fortune, and expensive peaches discarded after a commercial shoot are poor people’s only source of income. Diverse characters with different social positions and life experiences, are nevertheless united as wandering minds in search of spiritual redemption amid the impermanence of life.
Available Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and DCP
|Theme：||Indigenous Peoples、The City、Society、2020 Program: Animal Metaphors、2020 Program: Hitting the Road: Taiwanese Road Movies|
|Actors：||Jack KAO, SU Huei-Luen, CHANG Han, CHANG Yang-Yang, TU Hsiao-Han|
|Screenplay：||Singing CHEN, LUO Yi-An|
|Music：||SCKIJIMA Takoro, OMATA Yoshihisa, Singing CHEN, DOMO|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong and Macau)|
|Royalty period：||June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2023|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
Regarding the conditions for screening, please contact Taiwan Cinema Toolkit: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2008 Berlin International Film Festival - Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award
2008 Durban International Film Festival - Best Screenplay
2007 Busan International Film Festival