The Wayward Cloud (2007)

Wayward Cloud
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 52mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy, Foreign, Experimental
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lu Yi-ching Actor Mother 1 1000001
Yoza-kura Sumomo Actor Japanese porn star 1 1000003
Hsiao Huan-wen Actor n/a 1 1000004
Lin Hui-xun Actor n/a 1 1000005
Jao Kuo-xuan Actor n/a 1 1000006
Peggy Wu Jazz Dance Company Actor n/a 1 1000007
Lee Kang-sheng Actor Hsiao-Kang 1 1000008
Chen Shiang-chyi Actor Shiang-chyi 1 1000009
Tsai Ming-liang Director n/a 2 2000001
Bruno Pesery Producer n/a 3 3000001
Vincent Wang Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Tsai Ming-liang Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Yeh Jufeng Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Tom Lin Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Chen Sheng-chang Editor n/a 172 7000001
Yip Kam-tim Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sun Hui-mei Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tu Duu-chih Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Peggy Wu Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Synopsis
A young woman named Shiang-Chyi returns from France to discover that the promenade in front of the main railway station in Taipei has been torn down and she can no longer meet watch salesman Hsiao-Kang there. The whole city is beset by a extreme water shortage and Shiang-Chyi is obliged to either steal water from her workplace or drink watermelon juice. The need to save water seems to preoccupy the lonely Shiang-Chyi just as much as a suitcase she is having trouble opening. One day she runs into Hsiao-Kang by chance in the park and a tender romance with daily trysts at Shiang-Chyi's apartment ensues. What Shiang-Chyi doesn't know is that Hsiao-Kang is now working as an actor in porn films and that these videos are even made in a neighbouring apartment of the building where she lives. The puzzling narrative is interspersed by lively and imaginative musical sequences that transport the viewer away from the mysterious things that take place in Shiang-Chyi's apartment. Meanwhile, the young woman's abode becomes a refuge for a number of very strange characters.
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