Classmates Minus

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Classmates Minus
Film poster
Traditional Chinese同學麥娜絲
Simplified Chinese同学麦娜丝
Hanyu PinyinTóngxué mài nà sī
Hokkien POJTông-o̍h Ma̋i-ná-suh
Directed byHuang Hsin-yao
Written byHuang Hsin-yao
Based onBluffing
by Huang Hsin-yao
Produced byChung Mong-hong
Yeh Ju-feng
Sung Ming-chung
Jessie Ho
Zeng Han-ting
Li Heng-jie
StarringShih Ming-shuai
Cheng Jen-shuo
Nadow Lin
Liu Kuan-ting
Chen Yi-wen
CinematographyChung Mong-hong
Edited byLai Hsiu-hsiung
  • Cream Film Production
  • Mandarin Vision
Distributed byApplause Entertainment Limited Taiwan
Release dates
Running time
122 minutes[2]
Taiwanese Hokkien
Box officeNT$44,855,962[3]

Classmates Minus (Chinese: 同學麥娜絲) is a 2020 Taiwanese political black comedy-drama film written and directed by Huang Hsin-yao, and starring Shih Ming-shuai, Cheng Jen-shuo, Nadow Lin, Liu Kuan-ting and Chen Yi-wen. The film was screened at the 57th Golden Horse Awards on November 5, 2020, and it had seen a theatrical release in Taiwan on the 20th of the same month. It was available for streaming worldwide via Netflix on February 20, 2021.[4]


Four school buddies — a director, a temp worker, an insurance salesman and a paper craftsman — grapple with unfulfilled dreams amid middle age ennui.


  • Shih Ming-shuai as Tom
  • Cheng Jen-shuo as Fan Man
  • Nadow Lin [zh] as Tin Can
  • Liu Kuan-ting as Lee Hung-chang
  • Chen Yi-wen as Congressman Gao
  • Lotus Wang as A-Yue
  • Ada Pan as Minus
  • Jennifer Hung Shiao-ling as A-Zen
  • Jacqueline Zhu as A-Zhi
  • Evelyn Zheng Yu-tong as Valérie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Recipients Result Notes
57th Golden Horse Awards Best Feature Film "Classmates Minus" Nominated [5][6]
Audience Choice Award Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Huang Hsin-yao Nominated
Best Director Huang Hsin-yao Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Nadow Lin Won
Cheng Jen-shuo Nominated
Best Film Editing Lai Hsiu-hsiung Nominated
Best Cinematography Chung Mong-hong Nominated
Best Art Direction Chao Shih-hao Won
Best Original Film Score Ko Ren-chien, Eddie Tsai Nominated


  1. ^ "Classmates Minus". Netflix Vietnam. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "同学麦娜丝 (豆瓣)". douban. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  3. ^ "全國電影票房2021年03/08-03/14統計資訊" (PDF). 國家電影及視聽文化中心. 2021-03-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-03-18. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  4. ^ Netflix全球獨家上線《同學麥娜絲》!劉冠廷反差萌CP重逢為影迷揭秘, DramaQueen電視迷,2021年1月21日
  5. ^ "台北金馬影展 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2021". Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  6. ^ "金馬初選結果出爐! 林柏宏《怪胎》、柯震東《打噴嚏》搶影帝入場券". ETtoday新聞雲 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). 2020-08-21. Retrieved 2020-11-16.

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