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The River (He liu)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:July 13, 2001
Running time:115 minutes
Cast:Miao Tien, Li Kangsheng, Lu Xiaolin, Ann Hui, Chen Xiangqi
Director:Tsai Ming-liang
Producer:Hsu Li-Kong, Chiu Shun-Ching
Writer:Tsai Ming-liang
Distributor:KimStim

Description: Xiao-Kang, a young man who lives a dismal life with his parents in their small Taipei apartment, develops a terrible pain in his neck which no doctor, nor cure can seem to relieve. His mother is having an affair with a man who pirates pornographic videotapes, while his father is pursuing a solitary quest for pleasure in the city's gay bathhouses. Somehow, Xiao-Kang's pain seems to reflect the problems of each of his parents, and the solutions to each seem connected also, in a way that is not rationally explicable.

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