THE GREAT BUDDHA+
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THE GREAT BUDDHA+

Directed by Hsin-Yao Huang

Info

Director: Hsin-Yao Huang
Section: CineVision Competition
Country: Taiwan
Year: 2017
OT: DA FUO PU LA SI
Language: Chinese, Taiwanese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chen, Leon Dai, Shao-Huai Chang, Yi-Wen Chen
18+

Logline

THE GREAT BUDDHA+

The great Buddhas float through the halls of the bronze statue factory, while the greatest of them stands in front of it — at least according to legend. But when looking at some surveillance footage while bored, the night watchman and his best friend soon find out the truth: that their boss is — at the very least — something of a lecher. Hsin-Yao Huang portrays this life in black and white; only the videos of the Buddha are in color. Amid the film's clever comedy, this is a lucid commentary on the division of Taiwanese society.

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Meet the director

THE GREAT BUDDHA+

Hsin-Yao Huang

Born in Taiwan, Hsin-Yao Huang is known primarily for documentary works such as TAIVALU (2010), about the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu. A recipient of many awards, his feature-film debut, THE GREAT BUDDHA+, is based on his short film THE GREAT BUDDHA from 2014.

Credits

Screenplay: Hsin-Yao Huang
Director of Photography: Nagao Nakashima
Film Editor: Hsiu-Hsiung Lai
Composer: Sheng-Xiang Lin
Production Designer: Shih-Hao Chao
Costume Design: Wan-yi Lo
Sound: Du-Chih Tu, Shu-Yao Wu
Producer: Jufeng Yeh, Mong-Hong Chung
Production Company: Cream Production
Co-Production Company: Ocean Deep Films, Triple Film House, A-yao Film
World Sales: MandarinVision Co., Ltd