52nd edition

Ming dai ahui zhu

Fortnight 2001, Feature film, 1h12

Synopsis

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 »)…

Casting

  • Era Wang
  • Fan Hsiao-fan
  • Lee Jiunn-jye

Team

Screenplay
Hsiao Ya-chuan

Image
Lin Tse-chung

Sound
Tu Duu-chih

Editing
Chou Chia-chun

Music
Hou Chih-chien

Set decoration
Hwarng Wern-ying

Production

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
tfc.peggy@msa.hinet.net 

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
info@celluloid-dreams.com 

Distribution :
Celluloïd Dreams

Title in Original Version : Mirror Image