The River

The River

河流

In a Taipei apartment live Xiao-Kang and his parents. Each leads a separate life. The mother has a lover. Xiao-Kang has his own tryouts. The father pursues a solitary quest for illicit pleasures in... More
1h54m Taiwan 1997
18+
Subtitles
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Tags
Gay Lust Classics Taiwan Movies

Synopsis

In a Taipei apartment live Xiao-Kang and his parents.
Each leads a separate life. The mother has a lover. Xiao-Kang has his own tryouts. The father pursues a solitary quest for illicit pleasures in the city's gay saunas. They live together, but are miles apart.

As an extra in a TV commercial, Xiao-Kang plays a body adrift in a dirty river. Ever since, an insufferable pains in his neck troubles him. Soon, the pains grows and dominates his life, physically and mentally. Meanwhile, the ceiling of his father's room starts leaking.

Accompanied by his father, Xiao-Kang travels for seeking to ease his growing pains. His mother is left alone in Taipei to tackle the leak.The sickness and the leaks, are they the beginning or the end of an erosion of this family?

Details

Country
Taiwan
Language
Mandarin
Director
Tsai Ming-Liang
Cast
Lee Kang-shengMiao TienLu Hsiao-ling
Awards
Berlin International Film Festival 1997 - Silver Bear for Special Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Prize, Chicago International Film Festival 1997 - Silver Hugo for Jury Special Prize, Singapore International Film Festival 1997 - Silver Screen Award for Best Actor, Special Jury Prize, Golden Horse Awards 1997 - 4 Nominations including Best Feature Film

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