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The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead


Director: KAO Pin-chuan (高炳權)

2019|Taiwan|105min|Language: Mandarin, Japanese|Subtitles: English, Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/12 (Thu) 14:15 Cine Libre Umeda 4    
3/15 (Sun) 10:30 ABC Hall    
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Roy CHIU (邱澤)
HUANG Ti-Yang (黃迪揚)
YAO Yi-Ti (姚以緹)
LONG Shao-Hua (龍劭華)

Nerdy Wenxi and smooth-talker BS are two film-fanatic friends who are dying to make a movie and win an Oscar but they run up massive debts in the attempt. Trying to dig themselves out of a hole, they join a local gang. This may seem like a brain-dead way to make cash but their boss, Brother Long, takes notice of their film skills and commissions Wenxi to film a zombie movie! Naturally, BS will be the producer. But there is one condition: Shanny, Brother Long’s favourite girl, needs to be the leading lady. Cue clashes over creative differences and an unexpected death which leads to a series of increasingly dangerous and out-of-control events as Wenxi and BS struggle just to stay alive and ahead of the gangs in order to nab an Oscar. A script that makes use of a melange of influences and clashing tones, done with full commitment to every aspect, makes this an entertaining and surprising ride full of twists and turns.

[Jason MAHER]