The Village of No Return (健忘村)

Country  Taiwan, China
Year  2017
Genre  Martial Arts / Comedy
Format  Color / Scope / DCP
Runtime  116 min
Status  Completed
Release Date  Jan. 26, 2017 (Taiwan)
Director  CHEN Yu-Hsun
Cast  SHU Qi, WANG Qianyuan, CHANG Hsiao-Chuan, LIN Mei-Hsiu, Yo YANG, Eric TSANG                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                

 

 

Festival & Awards

21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival – NETPAC Award

35th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival – Official Selection

2017 East Winds Film Festival – Closing Film

36th New York Asian Film Festival – Official Selection

Trailer

Synopsis

Once upon a time, in a remote and isolated Desire Village in China, the villagers were caught up in the everyday conflicts and complicated relationships, unaware of Squire Shih’s conspiracy to wipe out the whole village. One day, a mysterious Taoist priest suddenly dropped in, bringing along a magical equipment that can erase one’s memory. Since then, all the villagers had forgotten their turbulent past, living on with total different identities. None of them was aware of their false happiness and the fact that they had been involved in a far more dangerous intrigue…

Crew

The Village That Forgets 2 (Director Chen Yu-Hsun)Director / CHEN Yu-Hsun

CHEN Yu-Hsun is a renowned commercial director and filmmaker who has achieved fame for his unique sense of humor and is regarded as the master of comedies.His first feature Tropical Fish (1995) is both commercially successful and critically acclaimed, awarded the Blue Leopard Prize at Locarno Film Festival. In 2013, his long awaited third feature Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast is a breakout hit of the year, marking another milestone of comedy movie in the history of Taiwan cinema.

Filmography
2013  Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast
2011  Hippocamp Hair Salon (short) ( one short from the ensemble film 10+10 )
2010 Middle-Aged Juliet (short) (aka “One More Juliet” , one short of triptych film Juliets)
1997  Love Go Go
1995  Tropical Fish

Producer / LEE Lieh

LEE Lieh is one of the most influential and renowned producers in Taiwan cinema. She was a household name as a TV actress and in 2008, she started her career as a film producer with Orz Boyz. In the past few years, she has produced popular and critically acclaimed films including Monga (2010), Jump Ashin! (2011), Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast (2013), Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (2013),  Meeting Dr. Sun (2014) and The Laundryman (2015), to name a few. LEE was awarded the Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 47th Golden Horse Awards, and the prestigious Taiwan Presidential Cultural Award in 2011.

Producer / YEH Jufeng

YEH Jufeng, experienced Taiwanese filmmaker, is the chief executive producer at Ocean Deep Films and MandarinVision. Working in the industry since 1993, she has collaborated with renowned directors of different generations and film genres. YEH is expert in film project development, resource integration, budget control, and international co-production. In 2004, YEH established Ocean Deep Films. With a unique vision, she hopes to continue to gather talents and resources, to produce high quality films of all genres. She is also devoted to establish a comprehensive film-producing environment in Taiwan. With more than 20 years of experience in film production, she was awarded the Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 50th Golden Horse Awards in 2013. YEH’s filmography includes Godspeed (2016), Ace of Sales (2016), Our Times (2015), The Rice Bomber (2014), Soul (2013) Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast (2013) and Gf*Bf (2012).

Cast

SHU Qi as Autumn

shuBorn in Taipei, SHU Qi went to Hong Kong at the age of 17 to seek a film career. She received the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in Viva Erotica (1996) at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards in 1997. Since then, she has appeared in many mainstream Hong Kong films. In 2001, she played the heroine of Millennium Mambo, opening her long-term cooperation with Hou Hsiao-Hsien. In 2005, she won the Best Leading Actress Award at the 42nd Golden Horse Awards for her three roles in Three Times. She played Nie Yinniang in Hou’s Cannes awarded The Assassin in 2015, and was nominated for Best Leading Actress again in the 52nd Golden Horse Award.

Filmography

2015  The Assassin
2013  Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
2005  Three Times
2001  Millennium Mambo
1998  Portland Street Blues

wangWANG Qianyuan as Fortune Tien

Graduated from the Central Drama Academy, WANG has acted in a number of TV series and films since 1994. In 2010, his critically-acclaimed performance in The Piano in a Factory won him the Best Actor Award in the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival and the nomination for Best Actor at the 48th Golden Horse Awards. In 2015, he played the villain in Saving Mr. Wu, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in the 52nd Golden Horse Award.

 

Filmography

2015  Saving Mr. Wu
2014  The Golden Era
2010  The Piano in a Factory

 

CHANG Hsiao-Chuan as Master Wanchang

Starting as a model before stepping into film and TV, CHANG gained recognition with his laudable performance in Eternal Summer (2006), earning two Golden Horse Awards nominations for the Best Supporting Actor and Best New Performer.

Labeled as a heartthrob in Asian cinema, CHANG has enjoyed success and popularity by continually working with renowned filmmakers. In 2012, CHANG won Best Actor at the 14th Taipei Film Awards for GF*BF. The versatility and emotional fragility he displayed in the film also won him the nomination for Best Actor at the 49th Golden Horse Awards.

Filmography

2015  The Laundryman
2013  Soul
2013  The Stolen Years
2012  GF*BF
2006  Eternal Summer 

 

LIN Mei-Hsiu as Dark Cloud

linLIN Mei-Hsiu first gained her popularity in a series of TV commercials directed by CHEN Yu-Hsun. Ever since, she has participated in TV productions, stage plays, and movies. In 2003, she made her debut in Black Dog Is Coming, which won her the Best Supporting Actress of the 40th Golden Horse Award.

In 2012, she won the Best Supporting Actress of the 47th Golden Bell Award for her performance in the super hit TV drama In Time With You.

 

Filmography

2015  The Wonderful Wedding
2013  Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast
2013  To My Dear Granny

 

Yo YANG  as Deanyang

Yo YANG made his debut in Formula 17 (2004), which won him the Best New Performer Award of the 41st Golden Horse Award. From then on, YANG has taken part in numerous commercials, TV dramas and movies, such as David Loman (2013), Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast (2013), Where the Wind Settles (2015) and Cold War II (2016).

Filmography

2016  Cold War II
2015  Where the Wind Settles
2013  Zone Pro Site: The Moveable Feast
2013  David Loman

 

Eric TSANG  as Rock Peeler

tsang

Eric TSANG is one of the most well-known Hong Kong actors. In 1992, he won the Best Actor Award for his performance in Alan & Eric: Between Hello and Goodbye at the 11th Hong Kong Film Awards. He also received the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards for Comrades: Almost a Love Story. In 1998, his role in Hold You Tight won him the Best Supporting Actor Award in the 35th Golden Horse Award.

Filmography

2015  From Vegas to Macau II
2013  The Rooftop
2009  Bodyguards and Assassins
2002  Infernal Affairs

 

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