Running Time: 87 mins / Production Year: 2009 / Theatrical Release: Taiwan, 16 Apr 2010 / Screens: 32
Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author.
Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a shopping center not far from her home, she finds the woman already married, leading a child and is with a different man. Ruyi shares her secret with Ruxing who is suffering from writer’s block. The two sisters begin to observe the couple; gradually Ruxing even writes some of her observations into her novel, without letting Ruyi knows it.
Late one night, Ruyi views two people are arguing, but as she picks up her camera to photograph she can only see two vague, dark outlines wrestling one another; Ruyi calls the police but upon arriving, nothing seems out of order.
Ruyi is convinced she has mistaken nothing; she enlarges the photo and discovers a third outline looks pretty much like her older sister…
Producer: YEH JUFENG
Scriptwriters: YANG YUAN-LING, CHO LI
Director of Photography: KWAN PUNG-LEUNG
Gaffer: CHEN KUAN-TING
Production Designer: TSAI PEI-LING
Costume Designer: SUN HUI-MEI
Editor: CHEUNG KA-FAI
Sound: TANG SHIANG-CHU, TU DUU-CHIH
Music: JEFFREY CHENG
Special Visual Effects: COOLFRAMES DIGIWORKS CO.
NING CHANG as Ruyi
ZHU ZHI-YING as Ruxing
WEN SHENG-HAO as the Cheating Man
CHOU HENG-YIN as the Cheating Woman
MICHELLE KRUSIEC as the Cheating Man’s Wife
CHIN SHIH-JIE as the Doorman
JACK KAO as the Editor
HUANG CHIEN-WEI as the Police
A producer-turned-director, graduated with M.S. degree in Radio/TV/Film from the Indiana State University. After producing critically acclaimed films with producer YEH Jufeng, she turns career to directing, in the hope of developing multi-faceted genre films with unique and irreplaceable point-of-view.
I like to study people, to watch them; the more they are engaged in delicate and conflicts with intimates, the more deeply I am interested. As a woman, my vision of female character is quite distinct from those average Taiwanese films; as a producer who is working as a first-time director, I know I need to lure people’s interest by choosing my most familiar narrative form.
Putting these two things together, I use an accidental occurrence between a pair of co-dependent sisters to draw them into a murder case, which I use to make my point: “Human Character” is the most interesting and inexhaustible matter.
*Selected for New York Asian American Int’l Film Festival, 2010.
*Selected for the A WINDOW ON ASIAN CINEMA section at the Busan Int’l Film Festival, 2010.
*Selected for the WINDS OF ASIA section at the Tokyo Int’l Film Festival, 2010.
*Official selection at the Mumbai Third Eye Asian Film Festival, 2011.