Underlining the gap between have-nots' life and elites' world by switching between black and white and glamorous colors, THE GREAT BUDDHA+ vividly illustrates a corrupted village in rural southern Taiwan with memorable style, heartfelt empathy, and whimsical humor. Security guard Pickle and his trash collector friend Belly Button kill time together in night shifts watching the rich boss Kevin's dash-cam footage and discover something horrifying outside his numerous sexual encounters with women. Winner, NETPAC Award, Toronto International Film Festival 5 wins, record-making 10 nominations, Taiwan Golden Horse Awards Official Selection-Palm Springs International Film Festival "Sporting an ingeniously cinematic concept that’s nimbly executed by writer-director Huang Hsin-yao and producer-DP Chung Mong-hong, this ballad of sad losers mixed with satire on parochial politics is convulsively funny yet uncompromisingly bleak, bridging art with entertainment...Arguably the best film to emerge from a year of exciting resurgence in Taiwan" -Maggie Lee, Variety "a formally inventive, socially conscious, perceptive, and most important of all, humorous work of art. Huang's tragic-comic vision is definitely one of the most exciting things from Asian cinema this year." -I-Lin LIU, Asian Film Vault "This wink to technology branding is consistent with the central role played by satirical humor in all of Huang’s storytelling endeavors, a facetious tone that brought comic relief to the sometimes grim subjects." -Aurélie Godet, Cinema Scope "a memorable debut from an uncompromising new voice in Taiwanese cinema." -James Marsh, South China Morning Post

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  • Average 6.3/10
  • Fresh 9
  • Rotten 1

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Studio
CREAM FILM
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2017 Cheng Cheng Films

Languages

Primary
Min Nan Chinese (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (Subtitles)

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