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Ming dai ahui zhu

Fortnight 2001, Feature film, 1h12


Tung-ching’s life has changed since a car accident three months ago. The lifeline on his left hand was scratched off in this incident. A nurse told him that from now on, his life was no longer controlled by fate but had become unpredictable. Three months later, Tung-ching’s father has a stroke and is hospitalized. Because of this, Tung-ching has to look after the family pawnshop. His girlfriend, Eiko, who is interested in palm reading, wants to retrieve Tung-ching’s lifeline. She wants to know more about his life and his future. But Tung-ching is not interested to know what the future holds for him. So he starts to flirt with one of the female customer and names her Xiao De Le (« I understand »)…


Hsiao Ya-chuan

He graduated at the National Arts Institute of Tapei? In 1988, he started producing short films. He directed advertising he was many awarded for. He was an assistant director to Hou Hsiao-hsien on Les Fleurs de Shanghaï. Ming dai ahui zhu is his first feature film.

Era Wang
Fan Hsiao-fan
Lee Jiunn-jye

Hsiao Ya-chuan

Lin Tse-chung

Tu Duu-chih

Chou Chia-chun

Hou Chih-chien

Set decoration
Hwarng Wern-ying

Production :
Hou Hsiao-hsien
3H Production
c/o Taiwan Film Center
4th floor, #19, Lane 2
Wan-li St., Taipei 116, Taïwan
tél. : (886 2) 2239 6026
fax : (886 2) 2239 6501 

Sinomovie (Taïwan)
Chang Shu A&V Production (Taïwan) 

Vente à l’’étranger :
Celluloïd Dreams
24 rue Lamartine
75009 Paris, France
tél. : 33 (0)1 49 70 03 70
fax : 33 (0)1 49 70 03 71 

Distribution :
Celluloïd Dreams

Title in Original Version : Mirror Image