A novelist past her prime, Fang Yuan-Yi accidentally discovers a manuscript at her publisher’s office. She recognizes not just her own signature style in the writing but also its superior talent. Alarmed by this, she steals the work and is determined to find out the copycat intending to replace her. She arrives at an apartment and is greeted by Wang Jen-Yu, a young polio survivor in wheelchair.
A Hakka singer who desires to complete her dream, and an aboriginal woman who wants to break free and a Hakka forensic personnel who has the deepest secret in her heart. These three women are standing out for the Hakka people who are facing difficulties in life.. And the story is about the process that they find for themselves. However, the story starts from two suicide cases.
Three bailiffs draw lots to decide who to perform tomorrow's execution. Quei-wu gets the mission but his wife just gets pregnant. He asks Hsin-chuen to fill in for him to avoid bad luck. Hsin-chuen, however, struggles to say yes.
Yeh, a gifted student, transfers to Edison Junior High, a private school renowned for its academic performance. Disturbed by the gloomy atmosphere and distorted institutions, the rebellious Yeh begins to challenge everything he sees and feels. Little does he know that he is slowly falling into the treacherous trap of the mysterious "Dorm 420".
In the early 1950s, even the small villages in Taiwan were bathed in the atmosphere of White Terror. It was a difficult time for all. There was a beautiful young woman called A-zhen. She always felt that there was something weird in her house since she got married to her husband, A-yi, the village glassblower. A-zhen was very curious about the mystery surrounding the wall in her house. So, one day, she decided to investigate the real secret behind the wall.
Chen Hao-Zhi lives alone with his Grandmother who has Alzheimers and has suffered from a stroke. In order to pay the bills and his grandmother's medical expenses, he goes to work in a gay massage parlor. At first, it was just work...but Hao-Zhi soon finds that he is attracted to some of his clientele, and gets pulled into a world where he loses control of things he thought he could handle.
DU Bin was originally a newspaper photographer but was fired from the newspaper due to the mistaken use of photographs. In low spirits, he becomes a freelancer and takes marital affairs pictures for detective agencies. One day, DU Bin starts to follow the political star CHEN Cheng-rong after receiving an anonymous tip. As a result, a series of explosive incidents take place. The political powerhouse tries to suppress it, the media doesn’t dare to report it, the figure involved in a sex scandal insists he’s being framed, and the mafia threatens and demands the file.Then, unexpectedly, the file with the only picture is burned in an accident. No one wants to believe him. DU Bin is eaten alive by his past memories and faces pressure from all sides. Where should the paparazzo who is caught in a whirlwind go?
After her mother died, the youngest daughter has been dreaming about her dead mother for nights. In the dreams, her mother expresses her will not to be buried next to her dead husband. On the seventh night after the mother’s death, the hidden past of the family was finally revealed.
Circle of Noose
After losing her job as a garment worker, Ling sees her prospects dim dramatically: in her mid forties, she lives in a small, dilapidated apartment in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung and spends much of her time locked in arguments with her testy daughter. Her elderly mother is ailing in hospital. On one of her many visits to the ward she notices an injured man and tentatively starts to care for him.
Since Six was 18, he no longer knows what freedom is. He’s trapped in a wheelchair. His father, a taxi driver, drives him every day out to the streets to sell chewing gum. That’s how Six spends his days. Till he gets to meet a quiet girl, Noodles, who always shuts herself away in a small stationery store. Six barges into her world. He adds a touch of pheromone to the colorful but icy stationery store. Suddenly, everything becomes interesting.
The film, adapted from the Chung Chao-Cheng novel of the same title, Song of Chatian Mountain, depicts the intellectual tyranny of the occupiers at the end of the Second World War and the way that educated persons resisted the war. A Taiwanese man, Lu Zhixiang, well educated in Japan and a judo master, returns to Taiwan to live up to his high ideals.
This is a story about the land and family memories.
"Two Funerals" is a film that focuses on portraits one individual, how does one's mind and values changes? How does social pressure affect him? Compared with the film about social issues, such a story reflects the intrinsic value of human beings.
Inspired by the notorious "cement murder" incident that shocked Hong Kong and Taiwan, this engaging crime drama is also a timely reflection on society and the struggles faced by young adults. Siblings Cong and Panda, along with Taiwanese student Tai, share a duplex apartment in Hong Kong. When Cong accidentally kills their landlord due to a series of misunderstandings, the three decide to seal the body in cement and flee to Taiwan. After news of the murder explodes over TV and the Internet, they are forced to avoid attention at all costs; not just from the police, but also the landlord's brother who seeks revenge.
HARU & PORKY
The Hotel Blackcat's owner, Mang, never leaves the counter. Guests include the immigrant worker, whore, losing-job Japanese, sex-abused man, little Lolita.... The police forces the Hotel to shut down and all guests must leave. What should they do? It's not necessary to lock each room anymore. Keep the door open, you'll find out traces imprinted with figures as well as times.
In June, a graduation month, a college graduate Ting experiences a sudden separation from her close cousin Jane. During a series of rituals, Ting tries to defend Jane’s choice against their family and seeks an answer to Jane’s suicide and their life.
After finding a box of kittens above his unstable parents' apartment, teenager Kuo-Yen finds a terrifying way to cheat his exams.
A group of thieves attempts to pull off a “reverse heist” by putting the one billion dollars they’ve stolen back into the bank vault when its leader finds out that his ex-girlfriend is framed for the crime.
Poni and Mini are identical twins. They look so much alike that even their secret admirers cannot tell them apart and people tend to forget that they are individuals.
A high-school girl resents her family’s traditional Taiwanese funeral business, but gains the attention of the whole school after using her knowledge of traditional funerals to help a popular but secretly suicidal classmate perform a “living funeral”. She begins providing living funeral therapy to other schoolmates, helping them with their personal problems such as depression, pressure from schoolwork, and bullying. However, in a dramatic turn, her therapy services quickly start to affect her family, social, and romantic relationships.
This film is an adaptation of a short story of the same name, written by Kao Yi-feng. It tells the story of a green scarab beetle who has transformed into human form. As in the book, he is named "Vitamin." Vitamin surreptitiously enters people's apartments and observes and imitates human behavior. Through Vitamin's perspective as a bystander, the plot leads the audience to explore the unknown stories of various residents. However, Vitamin cannot understand the complex thoughts and desires of humans, and his short encounter with one person is fraught with doubt, conflict, and
A triptych reinterpreting Shakespeare's classic character Juliet. The three stories are directed by 3 different directors; Juliet's Choice (By Hou Chi Jan), Two Juliets (By Shen Ko Shang), and Another Juliet (By Chen Yu Hsun) Juliet's Choice : In the 70's, Ju worked in a printing store where a boy with a banned article changes her life. Two Juliets : Mei is told that in the 80's, a woman faked insanity to be locked up just to wait for her lover. Another Juliet : In 2010, "Juliet" tries to commit suicide but a TV commercial crew gets in the way.....
Film set at the Pediatric Oncology Ward.
Adapted from the novel by author Wu Hsiao-Le, the series consists of five independent stories about parenting, as well as children's pressures of growing up, when faced with the tragic consequences of social pressure, parental oppression and family dysfunction. Each story is told in two parts in this ten-part series.
After discovering his estranged daughter's link to mysterious murders, a forensic detective with Asperger's syndrome risks everything to solve the case.
Three grown siblings must rethink their idea of family when they learn their parents are getting divorced and have their eyes on new partners.
In a dystopian 2049, three women in Taiwan navigate their roles as mother, daughter and wife — as technology takes a toll on their lives.
A collection of stories connected by classic rock songs.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Chih-Ju Lin, Go Go Sister! is an inspiring series that fills one with positive energy. Amanda returns to the garment factory her father used to manage before he passed away. The factory is heavily in debt, but Amanda is determined to revive it. With the aid of her friend Feng, Amanda forms a softball team with the workers in a bid to save the factory.
Chu Zhi He who's a goodie two shoes and Wang Da Shu who has a personality that is rigid and sturdy like a tree learn to grow together as they fall in love. Like the show's namesake, animal behavior is quite representative of human nature. Take the giraffe and the squirrel for example, they are a metaphor for two very different people who find a way to coexist.