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

Country  Taiwan
Year  2012
Genre  Romance / Comedy
Format  Color / Scope / DCP
Runtime  85 min
Status  Completed
Release Date  Nov. 9, 2012 (Taiwan)
Writer & Director  Hou Chi-Jan
Casts  KO Kai, CHIEN Man-Shu, KOU Shu-Yau

 

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Awards

2013 Taipei Film Festival – Best Technical Achievements 

2013 Fantasia International Film Festival- Best Director

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Official Trailer

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Synopsis

48243_263328687121143_1207110386_oTung’s love has gone!

Clenching the note left by his ex-girlfriend in his hand, heart-broken Tung arrives in Nanyang Street. As the note says, “I’m off to the cram school”, Tung comes to Nanyang Street, a byword for cram schools in Taipei. In the street bustling with businesses, Tung begins to work in a photocopy shop as fate dictates. Every day, Tung photocopies tons of exam papers while expecting to run into Ying, his ex-girlfriend, at some point.

One day, the exam papers from Bisheng School catch Tung’s attention – a sheep in a monologue appears on the back of the paper every day. The sheep turns out to be a creation of Yang, a teaching assistant in the cram school. Yang (a pun on sheep) is an eccentric girl with whimsical ideas. She dreams of becoming an illustrator, but the harsh reality traps her in the school. The back of the exam papers becomes her canvas where she keeps her dream alive. Yang hopes that the students would respond to her “South Sheep Farm”, but so far her sheep has been completely ignored. Actually, these seemingly cute innocuous illustrations are a tool that Yang uses to countdown to a fresh new start after she was dumped by her ex-boyfriend.

311182_266061450181200_170152323_nOne afternoon Tung draws a Big Bad Wolf next to the Sheep and writes a humorous comment on the paper. It begins as a private joke, but the exam papers are copied and sent back to the school by accident. No one could expect that the Big Bad Wolf would trigger such enthusiastic response from the students! More and more animals join in the conversations between the Big Bad Wolf and the Sheep and bring the “South Sheep Farm” to life!

A debate over love is launched on paper. It smokes the all the unique characters out of their dens in Nanyang Street. There are the crazy but kind-hearted street chief, the shrew and yet caring salesgirl, the mysterious priest with a soft heart and the pensive fried rice street vendor. The encounter with these people gradually changes Tung’s view on love. Moreover, the love that Tung is blinded to begins to surge to the surface. Still confused about love, can Tung say his final goodbye to his first love and move on to the next relationship?

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