The Personals (1998 Taiwanese film)

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The Personals
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Mandarin Zhēng Hūn Qǐ Shì
Literally Marriage Wanted
Directed by Chen Kuo-fu
Produced by Hsu Li-kong
Screenplay by
  • Chen Kuo-fu
  • Chen Shih-chieh
Based on Marriage Wanted
by Jade Y. Chen
Starring Rene Liu
Cinematography Ho Nan-hong
Edited by Chang Dar-lung
Central Motion Pictures
Release date
  • 13 March 1998 (1998-03-13)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

The Personals is a 1998 Taiwanese comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Chen Kuo-fu, based on Jade Y. Chen's 1992 novel of the same name. The film follows a career woman (Rene Liu) as she encounters a diverse bunch of men after placing a personal advertisement in the newspaper.

It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Liu won Best Actress at the 1999 Asia-Pacific Film Festival.[2]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Personals". Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Lee, Daw-ming (2013). Historical Dictionary of Taiwan Cinema. The Scarecrow Press. p. 272. ISBN 978-0-8108-6792-5. 

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