What Time Is It There?

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What Time Is It There?
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Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Produced by Bruno Pesery
Written by Tsai Ming-liang
Yang Pi-ying
Starring Lee Kang-sheng
Chen Shiang-chyi
Lu Yi-Ching
Distributed by WinStar Cinema (USA)
Release date(s) September 29, 2001 (USA)
Running time 116 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin
French
Taiwanese
English

What Time Is It There? (Chinese:《你那邊幾點》[1]) is a 2001 film directed by Tsai Ming-liang. It stars Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Shiang-chyi, and Lu Yi-Ching.

Plot[edit]

The film tells two parallel stories, one about the life of a street vendor (Lee) following the death of his father; the other about a woman he meets briefly (Chen) as she heads off on a trip of uncertain duration to Paris. Lee's character, who sells watches on the streets of Taipei, sells his own watch to Chen and then finds himself overcome by a desire to set every clock he sees to Paris time.

Jean-Pierre Léaud, the lead actor in François Truffaut's The 400 Blows, has a cameo appearance in this film.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film has an 84% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]

Awards[edit]

Wins
  • Chicago Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, Best Director, Best Cinematography
Nominations

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