Ah Jie lost everything in the stock market due to a severe economic crisis. He now spends his days in his sealed apartment, smoking joints and looking after the marijuana plants that he secretly grows in his wardrobe. In desperation, he calls a suicide helpline and gets to know Chyi, whose sweet and gentle voice causes him to fall in love with his fantasized image of her. He tries to ask her out but is repeatedly rejected. He begins projecting his fantasy of Chyi on Shin, the new girl working at the betel nut stall downstairs. Shin is always sexily dressed in order to lure male customers. He becomes closer to her and soon the two of them sink into a world of erotic and psychedelic pleasures. At the same time, Ah Jie begins to stalk Chyi. An Official Selection at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, 2007
Lee Kang-sheng (b. 1968 in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China) is a Taiwanese actor, film director and screenwriter. He has appeared in all the films of Tsai Ming-liang. His directorial efforts include Missing in 2003 and Help Me Eros in 2007.
Lee has received recognition for his acting, winning the Best Actor Award at the 2002 Cinemanila International Film Festival for What Time Is It There? He was nominated for a Golden Horse Award in 1994 for Vive L’Amour.
Lee won several awards with his directorial debut, The Missing. At the 2004 Rotterdam International Film Festival, he won the KNF Award, the NETPAC Award and the Tiger Award. The film also won the New Currents Award at the 2004 Pusan International Film Festival, a special mention at the Ljubljana International Film Festival and the City of Athens Award at the Athens International Film Festival.
His second directorial effort, Help Me Eros in 2007, was nominated… read more
Love this über-sexualized piece. Might just turn my rating to five. I wish they used the old screen shot, the one that's on the STRAND RELEASING DVD, of the girl in her "school girl" outfit with more red in it. =)
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