Thanatos, Drunk

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Thanatos, Drunk
Thanatos, Drunk - 醉.生夢死.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byChang Tso-chi
Written byChang Tso-chi
Produced byKao Wen-hung
StarringLee Hong-chi
Cheng Jen-shuo
Huang Shang-ho
CinematographyHsu Chih-chun
Chang Chi-teng
Edited byChang Tso-chi
Music byLin Shang-te
Tseng Yun-fang
Simple View Production
Chang Tso-chi Film Studio
Distributed bySwallow Wings Films
Release dates
  • 10 February 2015 (2015-02-10) (Berlin)
  • 7 August 2015 (2015-08-07) (Taiwan)
Running time
107 minutes

Thanatos, Drunk (Chinese: 醉.生夢死; pinyin: Zuì Shēng Mèng Sǐ) is a 2015 Taiwanese drama film directed by Chang Tso-chi. It was screened in the Panorama section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


Rat and his elder gay brother Shanghe live in an old house on the fringe of Taipei City. Rat works at a market vegetable stall and goes out with a mute woman who gets up to all sorts of craziness. Shanghe works for an entertainment company and dances in a gay nightclub. He is attracted to his cousin's boyfriend, Shuo, who is a gigolo. Shuo gets beaten up by his ex-client's brother, Ah Xiang, and his men at the behest of his sister. Ah Xiang, out for revenge because of a scar left by Rat, uses Rat's mute girlfriend to catch him. When alone with Ah Xiang, he attacks and stabs him suddenly with a hooked knife that he keeps around in his sling bag. Back at his home after escaping from Ah Xiang, he remembers the incident when he found his decomposing mother's corpse on the floor of her home. The movie ends with a silhouette of him hugging his mother at the river bank.



Award/Ceremony Category Recipients Result
10th Asian Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Cheng Jen-shuo Nominated
Best Newcomer Lee Hong-chi Nominated
65th Berlin International Film Festival ELSE - The Siegessäule Readers' Jury Award Thanatos, Drunk Won
16th Chinese Film Media Awards Best Supporting Actress Lu Hsueh-feng Won
17th Taipei Film Awards[2] Grand Prize Thanatos, Drunk Won
Best Narrative Feature Thanatos, Drunk Won
Best Actor Lee Hong-chi Won
Best Supporting Actor Cheng Jen-shuo Won
Best Supporting Actress Lu Hsueh-feng Won
Press Award Thanatos, Drunk Won
52nd Golden Horse Film Awards[3] Best Feature Film Thanatos, Drunk Nominated
Best Director Chang Tso-chi Nominated
Best Leading Actor Lee Hong-chi Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Cheng Jen-shuo Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Lu Hsueh-feng Won
Best New Performer Lee Hong-chi Won
Best Original Screenplay Chang Tso-chi Nominated
Best Cinematography Chang Chih-teng, Hsu Chih-chun Nominated
Best Music Lin Shang-te, Tseng Yun-fang Won
Best Film Editing Chang Tso-chi Won
16th Tokyo Filmex Grand Prize Thanatos, Drunk Nominated
37th Three Continents Festival Golden Montgolfiere Thanatos, Drunk Nominated
Youth Film Handbook Top 10 Films Thanatos, Drunk Won


  1. ^ "Panorama 2015: Probing the Past to Shape the Future". Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ "2015 Taipei Film Awards Winners". Taipei Film Festival. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  3. ^ "2015 Golden Horse Awards Nominees & Winners". Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. Retrieved 28 November 2015.

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