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 (United States)
Release date
September 29, 2001 (United States)
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 and actor in many other classic films, 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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