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Double Vision (2002)

An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuo-Fu Chen
CAST:  David Morse  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  René Liu  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuo-Fu Chen
CAST:  David Morse  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  René Liu  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

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

Taipei 24H (2009)

Taipei 24H divides 24 hours in Taipei into 8 shorts. It opens with Cheng Fen-fen's upbeat and comedic "Share the Morning", and ends with Lee Kang-sheng running the final leg of this relay with "Remembrance" at 4am. Well-known director Tsai Ming-liang makes a rare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Kang-sheng  •  Yin-jung Chen  •  Doze Niu Cheng-Tse  •  Chi Y. Lee  •  Cheng Hsiao-Tse  •  Cheng Fenfen  •  Fang-Wei Hao
CAST:  Kuan-yi Lee  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Mok Chi-Yee  •  Megan Lai

Taipei 24H divides 24 hours in Taipei into 8 shorts. It opens with Cheng Fen-fen's upbeat and comedic "Share the Morning", and ends with Lee Kang-sheng running the final leg of this relay with "Remembrance" at 4am. Well-known director Tsai Ming-liang makes a rare ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Kang-sheng  •  Yin-jung Chen  •  Doze Niu Cheng-Tse  •  Chi Y. Lee  •  Cheng Hsiao-Tse  •  Cheng Fenfen  •  Fang-Wei Hao
CAST:  Kuan-yi Lee  •  Tsai Ming-liang  •  Mok Chi-Yee  •  Megan Lai

Tropical Fish (1995)

Young boy, Ah-Jiang, a school failure and day dreamer witnesses the kidnapping of a child. After being taken hostage by a corrupt family, he begins an unusual adventure away from home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Yu-hsun
CAST:  Yi-fan Chen  •  Wen Ying  •  Akio Chen  •  Lin Cheng-sheng

Young boy, Ah-Jiang, a school failure and day dreamer witnesses the kidnapping of a child. After being taken hostage by a corrupt family, he begins an unusual adventure away from home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Yu-hsun
CAST:  Yi-fan Chen  •  Wen Ying  •  Akio Chen  •  Lin Cheng-sheng

Step Back to Glory (2013)

A true story of the unrelenting endurance and perseverance of a group of passionate teenage girls, in a film that firmly grasps audiences and tugs at the heartstrings with an emotionally charged story of tug-of-war, “Step Back to Glory”, stands out from all of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Chang Bai-Yui
CAST:  Kaiser Chuang  •  Kuo Shu-yao  •  Pink Yang  •  Pai Ming-Hua

A true story of the unrelenting endurance and perseverance of a group of passionate teenage girls, in a film that firmly grasps audiences and tugs at the heartstrings with an emotionally charged story of tug-of-war, “Step Back to Glory”, stands out from all of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Chang Bai-Yui
CAST:  Kaiser Chuang  •  Kuo Shu-yao  •  Pink Yang  •  Pai Ming-Hua

The Tenants Downstairs (2016)

A loafer inherits an apartment block and lets out the place to a group of tenants, including a lusty gymnastics teacher, a geeky college student, a single father with his young daughter, a gay couple, a writer and a sexy female office worker. An incredible story is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Tsuei Shen-Dong
CAST:  Simon Yam  •  Lee Kang-sheng  •  Xing Li  •  Kaiser Chuang

A loafer inherits an apartment block and lets out the place to a group of tenants, including a lusty gymnastics teacher, a geeky college student, a single father with his young daughter, a gay couple, a writer and a sexy female office worker. An incredible story is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Tsuei Shen-Dong
CAST:  Simon Yam  •  Lee Kang-sheng  •  Xing Li  •  Kaiser Chuang

David Loman 2 (2016)

Now retired from the criminal underworld, Loman runs a bed and breakfast with his loud, boisterous family. The plot is built around various domestic situations - a relationship crisis between Loman's daughter Jin and her partner Xiao Ho, as well as unresolved ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chiu Li-Kwan
CAST:  Chu Ko-Liang  •  Amber Kuo  •  Chin-Jung Kang  •  Eric Tsang

Now retired from the criminal underworld, Loman runs a bed and breakfast with his loud, boisterous family. The plot is built around various domestic situations - a relationship crisis between Loman's daughter Jin and her partner Xiao Ho, as well as unresolved ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chiu Li-Kwan
CAST:  Chu Ko-Liang  •  Amber Kuo  •  Chin-Jung Kang  •  Eric Tsang

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

Ashes (2014)

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DIRECTION:  Ray Wu
CAST:  Jack Yao  •  Kao Ying-Hsuan  •  Akio Chen

2013/HD/Color/31min/  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ray Wu
CAST:  Jack Yao  •  Kao Ying-Hsuan  •  Akio Chen

Juliets (2010)

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Yu-hsun  •  Hou Chi-jan  •  Shen Ko-Shang
CAST:  Wang Bo-chieh  •  Vivian Hsu  •  River Huang  •  Lee Chien-Na

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chen Yu-hsun  •  Hou Chi-jan  •  Shen Ko-Shang
CAST:  Wang Bo-chieh  •  Vivian Hsu  •  River Huang  •  Lee Chien-Na

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  •  Shu-qin Ke

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  •  Shu-qin Ke

A Fish Out of Water (2018)

A young boy searches a small fishing village for his parents from a past life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuoan Lai
CAST:  Bai Run-yin  •  Peggy Tseng  •  Rexen Cheng Jen-Shuo  •  Akio Chen

A young boy searches a small fishing village for his parents from a past life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuoan Lai
CAST:  Bai Run-yin  •  Peggy Tseng  •  Rexen Cheng Jen-Shuo  •  Akio Chen

The Substitute (2017)

To compensate the loss of Lu’s brother, Lu, the captain of judo team at school, has been brought up by her mother as a substitute of her brother in Beijing. In the seemingly masculine appearance, she secretly falls in love with Nicole, the internet celebrity girl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zero Chou
CAST:  Aviis Zhong  •  Jie Lu  •  Akio Chen  •  Shen Qi

To compensate the loss of Lu’s brother, Lu, the captain of judo team at school, has been brought up by her mother as a substitute of her brother in Beijing. In the seemingly masculine appearance, she secretly falls in love with Nicole, the internet celebrity girl ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zero Chou
CAST:  Aviis Zhong  •  Jie Lu  •  Akio Chen  •  Shen Qi

Love Is Sin (2012)

Set in the village of a mountain town, a grocery store owner surprises everyone when she decides to learn English from a young missionary who has just arrived. Through her studies, she slowly begins to reveal secrets that she has kept hidden for over 30 years...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chao Liang Huang
CAST:  Lin Mei-shiu  •  Akio Chen  •  Esther Huang  •  Edwin Gerard

Set in the village of a mountain town, a grocery store owner surprises everyone when she decides to learn English from a young missionary who has just arrived. Through her studies, she slowly begins to reveal secrets that she has kept hidden for over 30 years...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chao Liang Huang
CAST:  Lin Mei-shiu  •  Akio Chen  •  Esther Huang  •  Edwin Gerard

Hello! Tapir (2022)

8-year-old Ah Keat sets off in search of the mythical nightmare-eating creature in the forest, hoping it will bring his father back to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kethsvin Chee
CAST:  Charlie Yeung  •  Bai Run-yin  •  Lee-zen Lee  •  Lu Hsueh-Feng

8-year-old Ah Keat sets off in search of the mythical nightmare-eating creature in the forest, hoping it will bring his father back to life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kethsvin Chee
CAST:  Charlie Yeung  •  Bai Run-yin  •  Lee-zen Lee  •  Lu Hsueh-Feng

Ahma & Alan (2020)

A Taiwanese grandma (Ahma) has to travel from a rural town in central Taiwan to the capital city of Taipei in the north to pull Alan, her American-born grandson, out of jail before he gets deported by a vindictive police officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Y. Shih
CAST:  Mei-Hou Wu  •  Gregory Yuan  •  Akio Chen

A Taiwanese grandma (Ahma) has to travel from a rural town in central Taiwan to the capital city of Taipei in the north to pull Alan, her American-born grandson, out of jail before he gets deported by a vindictive police officer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Y. Shih
CAST:  Mei-Hou Wu  •  Gregory Yuan  •  Akio Chen

Secrets of 1979 (2021)

In the summer of 1979, during Taiwan’s martial law period, Bing-Kuan asks her college friend Shu-Lan to help out on her family’s banana plantation. As time goes by, the two girls secretly develop a romantic relationship, and decide to volunteer at the Formosa ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zero Chou
CAST:  Chen Yu  •  Daphne Low  •  Sean Sun  •  Yu-Ting Hsu

In the summer of 1979, during Taiwan’s martial law period, Bing-Kuan asks her college friend Shu-Lan to help out on her family’s banana plantation. As time goes by, the two girls secretly develop a romantic relationship, and decide to volunteer at the Formosa ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zero Chou
CAST:  Chen Yu  •  Daphne Low  •  Sean Sun  •  Yu-Ting Hsu

顧巢.抾箬仔 (2021)

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DIRECTION:  Jim Wang
CAST:  Teng-Hui Huang  •  Lawrence Ko  •  Helena Hsu  •  Man-Chiao Wang

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DIRECTION:  Jim Wang
CAST:  Teng-Hui Huang  •  Lawrence Ko  •  Helena Hsu  •  Man-Chiao Wang

Life of Lai (2021)

Mr. Lai, an extra in a film, wakes up coughing on the set and gets notified he is going to play a dead body lying in a coffin. Teased by other background actors and mistreated by the film crew, he finds a perfect way to lie in the coffin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Huang Chi-yung
CAST:  Akio Chen  •  Chen Ya Yu  •  Chrisfly Hu  •  Wang Lan Sheng

Mr. Lai, an extra in a film, wakes up coughing on the set and gets notified he is going to play a dead body lying in a coffin. Teased by other background actors and mistreated by the film crew, he finds a perfect way to lie in the coffin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Huang Chi-yung
CAST:  Akio Chen  •  Chen Ya Yu  •  Chrisfly Hu  •  Wang Lan Sheng

狗仔杜賓 (2022)

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DIRECTION:  Lee Yan Min
CAST:  Rexen Cheng Jen-Shuo  •  Jason Tsou  •  Alice Tsai-yi Huang  •  Lyan Cheng

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DIRECTION:  Lee Yan Min
CAST:  Rexen Cheng Jen-Shuo  •  Jason Tsou  •  Alice Tsai-yi Huang  •  Lyan Cheng
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