Running Time: 108 mins / Production Year: 2006~2007 / Theatrical Release: Taiwan, 9 Nov 2007 / Screens: 6
In the near future. Tye, a teenager, moves with his parents to “Real City”. When he visits a museum, Tye meets a cute museum employee, NoNo. Tye secretly falls in love with her. After NoNo disappears, Tye uses a magic stone to pass through walls to search for her in Elsewhere, but he only found a blind girl Ya-hung and in love with her. Then he realizes that he is a character Ya-hung created in her video game. Tye let Ya-hung taking his place and return to Real City to experience his family life. When they both return to their own worlds, Tye has lost his lover again.
Twenty years later, Tye meets a girl like NoNo did twenty years earlier…
Executive Producer: YEH JUFENG
Producer: CHO LI
Scriptwriter: HUNG HUNG
Director of Photography: JAKE POLLOCK
Gaffer: CHEN KUAN-TING
Production Designer: TANG WEI-HSUAN
Art Director: CHANG KENG-HUA
Costume Designer: CHEN YI-FAN
Editor: CHEN PO-WEN
Sound: TANG SHIANG-CHU, TU DUU-CHIH
Music: LIU CHI-LING
Special Visual Effects: BULKY ANIMATION STUDIO, STUDIO2 ANIMATION LAB
LEE CHIA-YING as NoNo
LU CHIA-HSIN as Ya-hung
CHANG YUNG-CHEN as Tye
LIN WEN-CHI as Tye’s Father
LEE LIEH as Tye’s Mother
LEON DAI as Elder Tye
A well-known talent in literature, performing arts and cinema in Taiwan. He is the artistic and stage director of Stalker Theatre Group, which he founded in 1994, co-author of the Edward Yang’s films, “A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY” (1991), and director of many plays, operas, and three films.
His first film, “THE LOVE OF THREE ORANGES” (1998), was an invitee to the Venice Film Festival 1999 and won the Prix FIPRESCI at the Chicago Film Festival and the Best Director at the Festival of the 3 Continents the same year. His second cinematic venture, “THE HUMAN COMEDY”, which has won the Prix du Public at the Festival of the 3 Continents in 2001 as well as the Golden Dagger Award (Best Film) in the Muscat Film Festival. His third film, “A GARDEN IN THE SKY”, was a digital film full of visual excitements and fantastic imagination. It has won the Best Art Direction Prize in Taipei Film Festival 2002, and was also an invitee to Moscow International Film Festival in 2003. His latest film, “THE WALL-PASSER” (LE PASSE-MURAILLE), a fantastic film with reference to the same title of Marcel Ayme’s famous short story is the most expected Taiwan film in the meantime and definitely will be a milestone in Taiwan’s film industry.
Every child possesses the power to freely move between his or her real and imagined worlds, but they invariably lose this power when they turn into adults. In telling this story of a youth who falls in love with a deaf girl in one world and a visually impaired girl in another, I have sought to encourage viewers to reflect upon the magic of this power they once possessed.
Because the story is set in the future and weaves between a “real” and imagined world, we shot much of the film in a number of out-of-the-way places in Taiwan. Among these were several wonderfully surreal locations that have, as far as I know, never appeared on the screen before. I therefore hope that this film will also provide viewers with a glimpse of some of the less familiar, albeit it no less real, facets of this diverse island country.
*Special Jury Award for Art Design & Special Mention by Jury for the Leading Actress at the Taipei Film Festival, 2007.
*Selected for the WINDS OF ASIA section at the Tokyo Int’l Film Festival, 2007.
*Opening Film of the Kaohsiung Film Festival, 2007.
*Selected for South Taiwan Film & Video Festival, 2007.
*Best Visual Effects Nominee at the Golden Horse Awards, 2007.
*Selected for Brussels Int’l Festival of Fantastic Film, 2008.