The Wayward Cloud

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The Wayward Cloud
The Wayward Cloud Poster.jpg
The Wayward Cloud film poster
Traditional 天邊一朵雲
Simplified 天边一朵云
Mandarin tiānbiān yī duǒ yún
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Produced by Bruno Pésery
Written by Tsai Ming-liang
Starring Lee Kang-sheng
Chen Shiang-chyi
Distributed by 20th Century Fox (Taiwan)
Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
Release dates
  • March 18, 2005 (2005-03-18)
Running time 112 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

The Wayward Cloud (Chinese: 天邊一朵雲; pinyin: Tiānbiān yī duǒ yún) is a 2005 Taiwanese film directed by Tsai Ming-liang. The cast includes Lee Kang-sheng and Chen Shiang-chyi.

Plot[edit]

There is a water shortage in Taiwan, and television programs are teaching various water-saving methods and encouraging the drinking of watermelon juice in place of water.

Hsiao-Kang (Lee) and Shiang-chyi (Chen), two characters from one of Tsai's previous films, What Time Is It There?, meet again by chance and start a relationship. However, Shiang-chyi does not know that Hsiao-Kang is a pornographic film actor.

Production[edit]

The Wayward Cloud was filmed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The film was shot in various landmark locations in the area, including Dragon and Tiger Pagodas and Love River.

Release[edit]

The film grossed more than NT$20 million in its theatrical release in Taiwan;[1] it was a big commercial achievement for the Taiwan film industry since most Taiwan films' ticket sales usually total under NT$1 million in recent years.[2] It has a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3]

The film was Taiwan's official entry for the 78th Academy Awards in the foreign-language category.

It was released on DVD by Strand Home Video in 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taichung establishes new documentary film archive". Taipei Times. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Pop Stop". Taipei Times. 2012-01-22. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Tian bian yi duo yun". rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ "The Wayward Cloud Releases". allmovie.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013.

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