Filmfest
#FFHH17
5.10. - 14.10.2017
Hamburg

A Fish Out of Water Taiwan 2017 | 91 min | OV with english st | Colour | FF 2017

Lai Kuo-An

For years, LAI KUO-AN (*1969) made commercials and music videos in Taiwan and China. In recent years, he has concentrated on writing screenplays. A Fish Out of Water is his debut feature  as director.

nominated for NDR Young Talent Award
rated for 0 + years
Yi-an's parents are shocked when he asks them to help him find his "previous parents". Is their son mentally ill? Is he overwrought because he's just started kindergarten? Is he suffering from their marital problems? Is he possessed? Or does Yi-an actually have memories of a previous life? Either way, the little boy can't stop thinking about this past family and his parents suddenly find themselves in competition with their predecessors. Lai Kuo-An's film straddles the border between the visible and the metaphysical, without fully committing to either.
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Orig. Title: Sang An De Yu
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Mandarin
Section: Asia Express
Director: Lai Kuo-An
Screenplay: Lai Kuo-An
Cast: Zheng Ren-Shuo, Peggy Tseng, Pai Junto
Producer: Hsu Chao-Jen, Wu Tzu-Wei, Lai Kuo-An
Sprachfassung: OV with english st
Music: Ke Jhih-Hao
Camera: Hsu Chih-Chun
Set Designer: Wang Chih-Cheng
Cutter: Lin Zih-Sian, Lai Kuo-An, Gene Yao
Redaktion:
Format: dcp
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German Distributor:
World Sales: Charades
Production: Swallow Wings Films; Rediron Films
contact: Nicolas Rebeschini, Charades: nicolas@charades.eu