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Director  Tsai Ming-liang
Duration  
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Romance
Country  Taiwan
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Language  Mandarin French Taiwanese English
Release date  September 29, 2001 (USA)
Writer  Ming-liang Tsai, Pi-ying Yang
Initial release  September 26, 2001 (France)
Sequels  The Skywalk Is Gone, The Wayward Cloud
Screenplay  Tsai Ming-liang, Pi-ying Yang
Cast  Lee Kang-sheng (Hsiao-kang), Chen Shiang-chyi (Shiang-chyi), Lu Yi-ching (Mother), Tien Miao (Father), Cecilia Yip (Woman in Paris), Chen Chao-jung (Man in Subway Station)
Similar movies  Related Tsai Ming-liang movies

A street vendor (Lee Kang-sheng) with a grim home-life forges a connection with a young woman (Shiang-chyi Chen) on her way to Paris.

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What Time Is It There? (Chinese:???????) is a 2001 film directed by Tsai Ming-liang. It stars Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, and Lu Yi-Ching.

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When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time

Plot

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The film tells two parallel stories, one about the life of a street vendor (Lee) following the death of his father; the other about a woman he meets briefly (Chen) as she heads off on a trip of uncertain duration to Paris. Lees character, who sells watches on the streets of Taipei, sells his own watch to Chen and then finds himself overcome by a desire to set every clock he sees to Paris time.

Jean-Pierre Leaud, the lead actor in Francois Truffauts The 400 Blows, has a cameo appearance in this film.

Cast

  • Lee Kang-sheng - Hsiao-kang
  • Chen Shiang-chyi - Shiang-chyi
  • Lu Yi-Ching - Mother
  • Miao Tien - Father
  • Cecilia Yip - Woman in Paris
  • Chen Chao-jung - Man in Subway Station
  • Tsai Guei - Prostitute
  • Arthur Nauzyciel - Man at Phone Booth
  • David Ganansia - Man at Restaurant
  • Jean-Pierre Leaud - Jean-Pierre/Man at the Cemetery
  • Reception

    The film has an 84% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Awards

    Wins
  • Chicago Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Cinematography
  • Nominations
  • Cannes Film Festival, Palme dOr
  • References

    What Time Is It There? Wikipedia
    What Time Is It There? IMDb What Time Is It There themoviedb.org


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