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Meeting Dr Sun 行动代号:孙中山


Sat Dec 13 2014, 2:00pm

Where: Shaw Lido , 350 Orchard Road, 5th/ 6th Floor, Shaw House , Tanglin, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Tired of being hounded for school fees, the poorest high school student in Taipei concocts an implausible scheme to steal an abandoned Dr. Sun Yat-Sen statue and to sell it as scrap metal. What could go wrong?

It’s bad form to laugh about the poor but this absurdist tale would charm even the most austere film-goer, thanks to a masterful mix of a playful soundtrack, repetitive gags, old-fashioned pantomime and uncomplicated acting.

Beneath all that is sharp social commentary. In his director’s statement, Yee writes that the film “comes from the anger towards a cruel present.” “Even our children’s children are doomed to be poor,” cries a teenage character. The ending, however, hints of redemption.

This film won the Best Script Award at the Taipei Film Awards.

Filmmaker in attendance.