The Great Buddha+

June 16, 2019
Producer: HUANG Hsin-yao

2017, 104 Min, OmU (eng)
Genre: Drama / Black Humor
Director: HUANG Hsin-yao
Screenwriters: HUANG Hsin-yao
Cast: Cres CHUANG, Bamboo CHEN, Leon DAI

Two struggling misfits, a night security guard at a Buddha statue factory and his recyclable-collecting friend, enjoy cheap pleasures in the grey guardroom by peeking at dashcam footages that document the colorful private life of the factory owner, until they discover a dark secret they cannot handle. A sharp black comedy with a surrealistic touch, The Great Buddha+ bitterly satirizes the local corrupt politics, the religious hypocrisy, and the cruel barrier between the rich and the poor. Taiwan has selected the film as its contender in the foreign-language category of the Oscars for 2019.

Awards:
2017 Golden Horse Awards – Best New Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Film Song
2017 Taipei Film Awards – Grand Prize, Best Narrative Feature, Outstanding Artistic Contribution Awards: Music, Editing, Art Direction
2017 Toronto International Film Festival – NETPAC Award

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