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The Rice Bomber( BAI MI ZHA DAN KE ) / 白米炸彈客

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TAIWAN / 2014 / Drama / 118 min / Color / Scope / DCP / Complete

Director CHO Li
Writer Hung-hung, ZIN Do-Lan
Casts HUANG Chien-wei , Nikki HSIEH, Michael CHANG

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Synopsis

As the agricultural industry is rapidly declining, he created 17 harmless rice bombs, in hope to wake up the conscience of the government. 

Based on a true social event, The Rice Bomber depicts a series of bombing events in Taiwan a decade ago. It is a time when the agriculture is struggling to survive. A man strives to arouse the government’s attention and to revive its conscience by making 17 rice bombs.

In November 2003, Yang Rumen(Ru)  placed the first rice bomb in a park in Taipei. On the bomb was attached a note, stating “Against rice importing,” “The government should look after its people.”

Ru was born and raised in a family making a living from farming for three generations.  In the late 1980s, the Taiwanese government set certain policies that were essentially hostile to local farmers and harmful to the farmlands. The situation deteriorated when government joined WTO in 2002. Dismayed by the circumstances, Ru decided to speak out for the farmers. With 17 self-made rice bombs, Ru hoped he could remind the government and the society of the agricultural issues, which they should have taken seriously long ago.

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Berlinale Culinary Cinema

Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast (總舖師:移動大廚)

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TAIWAN / 2013 / Comedy / 145 min / Color / Scope / DCP / Complete

Writer & Director CHEN Yu-Hsun
Casts LIN Mei-Hsiu, Yo YANG, Kimi HSIA

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No.1 in Taiwan box office for 4 consecutive weeks !
Box office accumulated more than USD 10M

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Synopsis

More than twenty years ago, there were three Ban-doh (outdoor banquet) master chefs who dominated the catering business in Taiwan. They were known as Master Silly Mortal, Master Ghost Head and Master Fly Spirit. However, the outdoor banquet business has been in decline since Taiwan’s economic take-off, and even the master chefs feel helpless to turn the tide. Master Fly Spirit wants to pass the family recipes and culinary skills on to his only child, Wan, but she desperately wants to run away from the family business and to become a fashion model. Nevertheless, fate proves that Wan is destined to take up the challenge and mission she once shunned …

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Sweet Alibis / 甜蜜殺機

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Taiwan / 2013 / Comedy, Suspense / 112 min / Color / Scope / DCP / Complete

Writer & Director  LIEN Yi-Chi
Casts  Alec SU, Ariel LIN, Matt WU
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Synopsis

A tale of  murder, greed, revenge, love and chocolate!      

Chi-yi is a veteran cop, who values his own safety more than anything else and is therefore infamous for his cowardice and poor efficiency at work. Yi-ping, on the other hand, is just graduated from the police academy and is more than ready to prove herself regardless of any risks. Daughter of the head of the National Policy Agency, Yi-ping is secretly kept away from danger by being appointed to team up with Chi-yi. Starting from a seemingly pointless case of a puppy’s accidental death, from eating chocolate, the essentially incompatible pair unexpectedly digs up the clues to a series of mysterious deaths. A police rom-com with fully-fledged fantasy is sure to blow your mind!

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KANO

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Taiwan / 2014 / Drama, Sports, History / Color / Scope / DCP / Post Production

Director Umin Boya
Producers  Jimmy HUANG, WEI Te-Sheng
Casts Masatoshi NAGASE, Takao OSAWA, Maki SAKAI, Togo IGAWA

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USD 10M production from the creative team of Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale


Synopsis

True victory lies between triumph and defeat!

To any young baseball player, Koshien (Japan’s high school baseball championship) is the dream palace. When Taiwan was under Japanese occupation, the Chiayi Agriculture and Forestry Public School (a.k.a KANO, short for its Japanese name KAGI-NORIN School) formed a baseball team in 1928. It never occurred to them that a group of farmer boys like them would have the chance to fight for the Koshien championship. The arrival of Coach Kondo made it all possible. Kondo transformed the team not only by giving rigorous training but also by making the best use of their multiethnic composition— Japanese, Taiwanese and aboriginals, which helped the KANO team leave a legacy that eventually became a legend.

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Documentary

Rock Me To The Moon / 一首搖滾上月球

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Taiwan/ 2013 /Documentary /115 min/ Color / Flat / DCP/ Complete

Director  HUANG Chia-Chun
Producer LIN Yu-Hsien (Jump! Boys)

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Synopsis

Our love gets stronger when we sing louder!

When a child is born with rare diseases, it is usually the father that abandons the family.But not the six dads in this film. Coming from different backgrounds, they do their best to care for their children while making a living to support the whole family. In need of an outlet for the pressure on their mind, those dads turn to music and form a rock band called “Sleepy Dads,” implying they have long been sleep-deprived for attending to their kids. With an average age of 52, they aim to hit the stage of the highly competitive Sea Music Festival. For this over-aged amateur band, it is as difficult as Apollo missions to the moon.

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UPCOMING TITLE
Meeting Dr. Sun / 行動代號孫中山

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Taiwan / 2014 / Drama, Comedy / 
Color / DCP / Post Production

Director YEE Chih-Yen
Producer LEE Lieh

A long-awaited film by YEE Chih-Yen since his award-winning Blue Gate Crossing

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Synopsis

Two teenage boys, Zuo and Tian, who are equally intelligent and equally poor, go to the same school without knowing each other.To make life easier, both of them coincidentally aim for the same target—the bronze statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the founding father of Republic of China.They both come up with a plan to steal this huge piece of metal and sell it for a good price.Surprisingly Zuo finds out Tian’s secret plan. Zuo wants to invite Tian to cooperate, but Tian has another agenda in mind.

Who will get what he wants in the end?

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AlsoAvailable

Step Back to Glory (志氣)

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Taiwan
 /  2013 Drama, Sport / 124 min / Color / Scope / DCP / Complete

Writer & Director  CHANG Po-Jui
Casts  KUO Shu-Yao, CHUANG Kai-Hsun

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Synopsis

Chun-Ying comes from the countryside. As Chu-Ying’s brilliant performance in sport wins her a place in a prestigious girls’ high school in Taipei, she leaves home to study in Taipei on her own. Chun-Ying’s story is familiar to her tug-of-war teammates since most of them come from single-parent families or disadvantaged backgrounds. Nonetheless, these girls are positive and optimistic. The lack of economic support from their families makes them even more determined to achieve their goal, and staunch camaraderie is established between them as a result. When Chun-Ying is admitted to the school, she knows nothing about tug-of-war. However, trained strictly by Coach Kuo and supported by the tender and encouraging Ms Wu, the girls take on the physical challenge, the frustration and the prejudice against sport from other students and some teachers. In the end, their sweat and tears pay off when they win the gold medal at the World Indoor Tug-of-war Championship. They have shown their strength and spirit to the whole world.

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When A Wolf Falls In Love With A Sheep(南方小羊牧場)

230830_266061416847870_1650765689_nTaiwan / 2012 / Romance, Comedy / 95 min
Color / Scope / DCP / Complete

Writer & Director HOU Chi-Jan
Casts KO Kai, CHIEN Man-Shu

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Gf*Bf (女朋友。男朋友)

GFBF_still4Taiwan / 2012 / Drama / 105 min
Color / Scope / DCP / Complete

Writer & Director YANG Ya-Che
Casts GWEI Lun Mei, Joseph CHANG, Rhydian VAUGHAN

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