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What Time is it Over There ?

A Feature film by Tsai Ming-Liang

Produced by Arena Films

Release in France : 26/09/2001

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Arena Films

French distribution :

Diaphana Films

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Fortissimo Films

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Hsiao-Kang sells watches in the streets of Taipei. One evening, shortly after his father’s death, he encounters a young woman, Hsiang-Chyi. She leaves for Paris the following day. Weighed down by his mother’s strange behavior – she awaits the return of her defunct husband’s spirit – Hsiao-Kang takes refuge in the memory of the young woman and tries to get closer to her by setting all of Taipei’s watches and clocks to Paris time. Meanwhile, in that fair city, Hsiang-Chyi has a difficult time of it; her problems seem to be mysteriously linked to Hsiao-Kang.

Full credits (9)

Executive Producer :

Bruno Pesery

Screenwriter :

Tsai Ming-Liang

Sound recordists :

Du Tuu-Chih, Tang Hsiang-Chu

Editor :

Sheng-Chang Chen

Costume designer :

kam Tim Yip

Producer :

Laurence Picollec

Director of Photography :

Benoît Delhomme

Press Attachés (film) :

Jérome Jouneaux, Patricia Clément

Production Designer :

kam Tim Yip

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Feature film

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Production language :

Mandarin, French

Coproducer countries :

Taiwan, France

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Minority French (Taiwan, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 56 min

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Dolby SRD