Directed by David Chuang
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.
Previous Screening / Awards:
Golden Bell Awards Taiwan 2017, Nominated: Best TV Movie, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series/TV Movie, Best Directing for a Mini-Series/TV Movie, Best Cinematography, Best Light.
Born in 1983 and emigrating to Canada at the age of 16, David Chuang received his film education in the Vancouver Film School, where he was inspired by the American genre film and became inclined to apply strong visual elements in depicting a blurred boundary between good and evil in his work. After graduation, he returned to Taiwan and received his M.A. degree of directing at the Institute of Department of Filmmaking at Taipei National University of the Arts.
Director: David Chuang
Writers: Chi-Chieh Han, David Chuang, Arthur Wu
Producer: Estela Valdivieso Chen
Preceded by: Toenail