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Betelnut Beauty

A Feature film by Cheng-Sheng Lin

Release in France : 20/06/2001

    Synopsis

    The high summer heat is unbearable. A violent storm brings Chungseng and Meiliang together as they both seek shelter. Chungseng, just out of the army, came straight to Taipei without going home. Whereas Meiliang has run away from her family, leaving no trace.
    An unenthusiastic baker, Chungseng is not satisfied with the money he earns. So he decides to swindle his family.
    Meiliang meets Yili in the disco where she works. The two girls become "Betelnut beauties". They sell betel nuts - the effect of which is similar to caffeine - to passersby in the street. They set up shop in a glass booth lit by neon lights. Their competitors use every advantage to attract clients : excessive make-up, mini-skirts, silk clothes...

    Actors (6)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Co-production :

    Pyramide Productions

    French distribution :

    Pyramide Distribution

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pyramide International

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Fabienne Vonier

    Director of Photography :

    Han Yun-Chung

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Eva Simonet

    Costume designer :

    Wang Yi-Shi

    Screenwriter :

    Cheng-Sheng Lin

    Sound Recordist :

    Tang Hsiang-Chu

    Editor :

    Hsiao Ju-Kuan

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production country :

    Taiwan

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Minority French (Taiwan)

    Production year :

    2001

    French release :

    20/06/2001

    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    102.943

    Visa issue date :

    15/06/2001

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.85

    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Berlin International Film Festival - 2001

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2001)

    Selection

    Official Competition

    Awards

    Berlin International Film Festival - 2001

    Berlin International Film Festival (Germany, 2001)

    Awards

    Silver Bear for Best Director : Cheng-Sheng Lin

    Delegations

    Website