The Wayward Cloud
|The Wayward Cloud|
The Wayward Cloud film poster
|Mandarin||tiānbiān yī duǒ yún|
|Directed by||Tsai Ming-liang|
|Produced by||Bruno Pésery|
|Written by||Tsai Ming-liang|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox (Taiwan)
Axiom Films (UK and Ireland)
|Running time||112 minutes|
The Wayward Cloud (Chinese: 天邊一朵雲; pinyin: Tiānbiān yī duǒ yún) is a 2005 film directed by Tsai Ming-liang, and featuring sexually-explicit scenes. The cast includes Lee Kang-sheng and Chen Shiang-chyi.
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.
The film grossed more than NT$20 million in its theatrical release in Taiwan; 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. It has a 75% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was Taiwan's official entry for the 78th Academy Awards in the foreign-language category.
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