Nov 2: Program 2 – A Risky Business
(Action, Crime, Drama Feature; Comedy Short) Desperate times call for desperate measures. In David Chuang’s Upstream, Guo Wen-han, Mayor of Wanhe City in Taiwan, seeks re-election but is kidnapped just before polling day by a young man from the city’s poorest, most polluted district. Part of a local petrochemical enterprise’s scheme to ensure Guo’s election victory—and subsequently, their expansion application’s success—the fake kidnapping becomes all too real when the original plan goes awry and things spiral out of control. Nominated in several categories at Taiwan’s 2017 Golden Bell Awards.
Preceded by Jingyi Shao’s short film Toenail, about a career-minded son, his fresh-off-the-boat father, and what transpires when a broken toenail threatens to get in the way of a big work promotion.
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Co-Presented with Community Partners
David Chuang / November 2 / Taiwan / 2017 / Action, Crime, Drama / 83 minsGuo Wen-han, Mayor of Wanhe City in Taiwan, seeks re-election but is kidnapped just before polling day by a young man from the city’s poorest, most polluted district.
Preceded by: Nov 2: Program 2 – A Risky Business