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The River (He liu) (1997)

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Starring
Tien Miao Tien Miao
Father
Kang-sheng Lee Kang-sheng Lee
Hsiao-Kang
Yi-Ching Lu Yi-Ching Lu
Mother
Ann Hui Ann Hui
Director
Chao-jung Chen Chao-jung Chen
Anonymous Man
Kuei-Mei Yang Kuei-Mei Yang
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Description: In Taiwan, Xiao-kang, a young man in his early 20s, lives with his parents in near silence. He is plagued by severe neck pain. His father is bedeviled by water first leaking into his bedroom and then flooding the apartment; rain is incessant. Xiao-kang's mother is overcome by sexual longing for her son, sometimes making seemingly incestuous overtures. They try virtually every intervention for Xiao-kang's neck: Western medicine, a chiropractor, acupuncture, an herbal doctor, and a faith healer, Master Liu. Are the family's silent dynamics and Xiao-kang's neck pain connected? And what about the body floating in the Tamsui River: i ... (more)
Release date: 11 June 1997
UPC: 720917534725
Tags: Taiwan (5), 1997 (3), Drama (2), 1990s (2), China (1), Pain (1), Coming Of Age (1), Father Son Relationship (1), Mother Son Relationship (1), Asia (1), Isolation (1), Alienation (1), East Asia (1), (1), '90 (1), Gay Aspect (1)
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"Directed by: Ming-liang Tsai In Taiwan a young man with a mysterious paralysis massages his neck with his motherโ€™s dildo, meanwhile the rain is flooding the island."


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