Tsai Chen-Nan

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Good Men, Good Women (1995)

An actress preparing to play in a historical epic is terrorized by someone faxing her pages from her stolen diary; has colorful flashbacks of her affair with a now-deceased man; and imagines black-and-white film-within-a-film scenes of the movie she is about to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Hsin Yi Chen  •  Grace Chen Shu-Fang  •  Ah-Cheng  •  Ting Kang

An actress preparing to play in a historical epic is terrorized by someone faxing her pages from her stolen diary; has colorful flashbacks of her affair with a now-deceased man; and imagines black-and-white film-within-a-film scenes of the movie she is about to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Hsin Yi Chen  •  Grace Chen Shu-Fang  •  Ah-Cheng  •  Ting Kang

A City of Sadness (1989)

The story of a family embroiled in the "White Terror", mainland China's political repression that was wrought on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang government in the late 1940s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Wu Nien-jen  •  Hsin Shu-Fen  •  Jack Kao

The story of a family embroiled in the "White Terror", mainland China's political repression that was wrought on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang government in the late 1940s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Tony Leung Chiu-wai  •  Wu Nien-jen  •  Hsin Shu-Fen  •  Jack Kao

Miss Kicki (2009)

Kicki has after several years abroad returned to Sweden. Her 17-year old son has been brought up by his grandmother and has a very distant relationship to his mother. In an effort to get reacquainted Kicki invites her son to join her on vacation in Taiwan. But her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Håkon Liu
CAST:  Pernilla August  •  Ludwig Palmell  •  River Huang  •  Eric Tsang

Kicki has after several years abroad returned to Sweden. Her 17-year old son has been brought up by his grandmother and has a very distant relationship to his mother. In an effort to get reacquainted Kicki invites her son to join her on vacation in Taiwan. But her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Håkon Liu
CAST:  Pernilla August  •  Ludwig Palmell  •  River Huang  •  Eric Tsang

A Borrowed Life (1995)

Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Nien-jen
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Jun Fu  •  Ing-How Tan  •  Akio Chen

Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wu Nien-jen
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Jun Fu  •  Ing-How Tan  •  Akio Chen

Dust of Angels (1992)

A-Guo and A-Dou are two teenagers living in an industrial town in Taiwan, who fight, loaf, and cause trouble all day and hang out with Jie, a young gangster. When Jie's gangland patron is gunned down, the trio set out to revenge the killing. As a result, the two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hsu Hsiao-Ming
CAST:  Zhang Shi  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Jack Kao  •  Yen Cheng-kuo

A-Guo and A-Dou are two teenagers living in an industrial town in Taiwan, who fight, loaf, and cause trouble all day and hang out with Jie, a young gangster. When Jie's gangland patron is gunned down, the trio set out to revenge the killing. As a result, the two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hsu Hsiao-Ming
CAST:  Zhang Shi  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Jack Kao  •  Yen Cheng-kuo

When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep (2012)

This heart-warming romantic comedy takes place at Nanyang Street, the most famous "cram school" street in Taipei City. A young man works at a copy shop where his life is a boring routine of copying test papers for students. One day he finds a drawing of a sheep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Chi-jan
CAST:  Kai Ko  •  Bryan Shu-Hao Chang  •  Shu-yao Kuo  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

This heart-warming romantic comedy takes place at Nanyang Street, the most famous "cram school" street in Taipei City. A young man works at a copy shop where his life is a boring routine of copying test papers for students. One day he finds a drawing of a sheep ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Chi-jan
CAST:  Kai Ko  •  Bryan Shu-Hao Chang  •  Shu-yao Kuo  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

Betelnut Beauty (2001)

A cute coed leaves her mother's home and gets involved with a pastry chef who has links to the local criminal element.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lin Cheng-sheng
CAST:  Chang Chen  •  Angelica Lee  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Gao Ming-Chun

A cute coed leaves her mother's home and gets involved with a pastry chef who has links to the local criminal element.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lin Cheng-sheng
CAST:  Chang Chen  •  Angelica Lee  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Gao Ming-Chun

Tears (2010)

A detective seeks redemption after taking on an assignment involving the death of a girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wen-Tang Cheng
CAST:  Enno Cheng  •  Serena Fang  •  James Wen  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

A detective seeks redemption after taking on an assignment involving the death of a girl.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wen-Tang Cheng
CAST:  Enno Cheng  •  Serena Fang  •  James Wen  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

The Cabbie (2000)

After falling in love with a traffic cop, a cab driver commits as many traffic violations as he can in order to see her again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Yi-Wen  •  Chang Hwa-Kun
CAST:  Rie Miyazawa  •  Leon Dai  •  Su Chaobin  •  Vega Tsai

After falling in love with a traffic cop, a cab driver commits as many traffic violations as he can in order to see her again.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Yi-Wen  •  Chang Hwa-Kun
CAST:  Rie Miyazawa  •  Leon Dai  •  Su Chaobin  •  Vega Tsai

The Puppetmaster (1993)

In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Li Tian-Lu  •  Lim Giong  •  Bai Ming-Hwa  •  Cheng Kuei-Chung

In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joins a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently makes a career as one of Taiwan's leading puppeteers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
CAST:  Li Tian-Lu  •  Lim Giong  •  Bai Ming-Hwa  •  Cheng Kuei-Chung

Gatao (2015)

Qing Feng is the top lieutenant under gang boss Yong. Three years ago, his good friend Xiong went to jail for him in the name of brotherhood. Upon his return, Xiong is immediately favored by Yong, which plants a growing rift in his friendship with Qing Feng. Over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Lee
CAST:  Alien Huang  •  Sunny Wang  •  Peng Sun  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

Qing Feng is the top lieutenant under gang boss Yong. Three years ago, his good friend Xiong went to jail for him in the name of brotherhood. Upon his return, Xiong is immediately favored by Yong, which plants a growing rift in his friendship with Qing Feng. Over ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Lee
CAST:  Alien Huang  •  Sunny Wang  •  Peng Sun  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

The Boar King (2014)

When Cho loses her husband Ying and her family business in a massive typhoon, she is devastated.Then the villagers begin receiving mail from Ying. Is he really dead?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuo Chen-ti
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Lu Yi-ching  •  Wu Nien-jen  •  Soda Voyu

When Cho loses her husband Ying and her family business in a massive typhoon, she is devastated.Then the villagers begin receiving mail from Ying. Is he really dead?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuo Chen-ti
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Lu Yi-ching  •  Wu Nien-jen  •  Soda Voyu

Comes the Black Dog (2004)

Compulsive gambler Jih (Tai-bao) tries to bamboozle dim-bulb gang boss Black Dog (Chen-Nan Tsai) in this satirical action-comedy that pokes fun at Taiwanese culture. To fend off Black Dog's attempt to collect a gaming debt, Jih says he can't repay the money because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chi Yin
CAST:  Akio Chen  •  Ding Ning  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Ko Shu-Chin

Compulsive gambler Jih (Tai-bao) tries to bamboozle dim-bulb gang boss Black Dog (Chen-Nan Tsai) in this satirical action-comedy that pokes fun at Taiwanese culture. To fend off Black Dog's attempt to collect a gaming debt, Jih says he can't repay the money because ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chi Yin
CAST:  Akio Chen  •  Ding Ning  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Ko Shu-Chin

Back to the Good Times (2018)

Nearly a year has gone by since the passing of Grandma, and the Zheng family is busy preparing for memorial rituals. Hwa Jia (Crowd Lu) gets discharged from military service and happily reunites with Wei (Vera Yen). The next morning, Wei's parents catch them in bed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Qu Youning
CAST:  Crowd Lu  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Hsieh Ying Shiuan  •  Kuan-Ting Liu

Nearly a year has gone by since the passing of Grandma, and the Zheng family is busy preparing for memorial rituals. Hwa Jia (Crowd Lu) gets discharged from military service and happily reunites with Wei (Vera Yen). The next morning, Wei's parents catch them in bed ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Qu Youning
CAST:  Crowd Lu  •  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Hsieh Ying Shiuan  •  Kuan-Ting Liu

Kara-Orchestra (2015)

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DIRECTION:  Mi-sen Wu
CAST:  Leon Dai  •  Youki Kato  •  Ma Nien-Hsien  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

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DIRECTION:  Mi-sen Wu
CAST:  Leon Dai  •  Youki Kato  •  Ma Nien-Hsien  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

Someone in the Clouds (2019)

Hsiao-pei carries on her family’s fortune telling tradition, almost exclusively giving young women love advice. She also runs her college’s tarot club through which she meets the playfully cocky Chiung-nan, who uses the cards to ask her out. A rocky romance ensues, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ming-Chien Lin  •  Gary Tseng
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Austin Lin  •  Phoebe Huang  •  Jordan Chan

Hsiao-pei carries on her family’s fortune telling tradition, almost exclusively giving young women love advice. She also runs her college’s tarot club through which she meets the playfully cocky Chiung-nan, who uses the cards to ask her out. A rocky romance ensues, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ming-Chien Lin  •  Gary Tseng
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Austin Lin  •  Phoebe Huang  •  Jordan Chan

Heartbreak Island (1995)

In Taiwan, a young woman, Lin-Lang, is released from prison after serving ten years for terrorist activity. She had turned to bomb making in grief after her mentor and lover, An Rong, who was also her university professor, was arrested for political activity and, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hsu Hsiao-Ming
CAST:  Vicky Wei  •  Jieh-Wen King  •  Ching-Ju Chang  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

In Taiwan, a young woman, Lin-Lang, is released from prison after serving ten years for terrorist activity. She had turned to bomb making in grief after her mentor and lover, An Rong, who was also her university professor, was arrested for political activity and, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hsu Hsiao-Ming
CAST:  Vicky Wei  •  Jieh-Wen King  •  Ching-Ju Chang  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

Connection by Fate (1998)

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, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wan Jen
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Ayal Komod  •  Chen Chiu-Yen

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, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wan Jen
CAST:  Tsai Chen-Nan  •  Ayal Komod  •  Chen Chiu-Yen

Da-Yu: The Touch of Fate (2006)

Da Yu, a 15-year-old boy, wanders aimlessly in the lonely city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pan Chih-yuan
CAST:  Jonathan Chang  •  Matt Wu  •  Tai Bo  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

Da Yu, a 15-year-old boy, wanders aimlessly in the lonely city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pan Chih-yuan
CAST:  Jonathan Chang  •  Matt Wu  •  Tai Bo  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

Ending Cut (2010)

Hsu, retired, craves for grandchildren while his two sons still staying single. Preventing from losing memory, he takes a camera back to hometown to shoot an autobiography for his unborn grandchildren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chi-hua Liao
CAST:  Ko I-Chen  •  Tsai Chen-Nan

Hsu, retired, craves for grandchildren while his two sons still staying single. Preventing from losing memory, he takes a camera back to hometown to shoot an autobiography for his unborn grandchildren.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chi-hua Liao
CAST:  Ko I-Chen  •  Tsai Chen-Nan
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