Spider Lilies

Spider Lilies

刺青

Tattoo artist Takeko keeps a framed design of the spider lily flower on the wall of her parlor. The design was literally cut from the flesh of her father, after he was crushed to death in an... More
1h34m Taiwan 2007
Subtitles
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Tags
Lesbian Romance Coming-of-Age Lust Taiwan Movies

Synopsis

Tattoo artist Takeko keeps a framed design of the spider lily flower on the wall of her parlor. The design was literally cut from the flesh of her father, after he was crushed to death in an earthquake. The image of the spider lily tattoo is the last cohesive memory of Takeko's traumatized brother, Ching, who is no longer able to recognize anyone, including his sister. Takeko has the same tattoo of the poisonous flower on her body in the hope of helping Ching remember and bridging the gap between them. Webcam girl Jade visits Takeko's tattoo parlor, looking for sexy decoration to excite her clientele. Finally, Jade asks Takeko to give her the same spider lily tattoo to bring her closer to the object of her desire...

Berlin International Film Festival - Teddy Award for Best Feature Film

Details

Country
Taiwan
Language
Mandarin
Director
Zero Chou
Cast
Rainie YangIsabella LeongKris Shen
Awards
Berlin International Film Festival 2007 - Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, Golden Horse Awards 2007 - Best Original Film Song Nomination, Taipei Film Festival 2007 - Taipei Film Award - In Competition - Best Narrative Feature
Review
An intense story about the impact of trauma

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