Synopsis Ah Jiang, a graduating junior high school student, is facing the tough high school entrance examination. Because of his low grades, he frequently blamed by his parents and humiliated by his classmates. To escape from this overwhelming pressure, he spends a lot of time in the arcades playing video games. He imagines himself as the super hero in his favourite game “Street fighter” and he can defeat all evil characters. One day, Ah Jiang sees that a little boy, Dao Nan, is kidnapped by two men. Out curiosity, Ah Jiang follows them and intends to rescue the boy. But he ends up being kidnapped also. While the kidnappers, Ah Ching and the Boss, are still trying to figure out how to ask for the ransom, the Boss dies in a car accident. Ah ching, a rather kindhearted fellow, decides to take the kids back to his hometown. In his hometown, Ah Ching discusses with his relatives and they decide to call the kids’ parents. Both sides agree to meet in Dan Sui. The meeting falls apart because each side goes to a different Dan Sui. Since Ah Ching was too poor to have much education, he encourages Ah Jiang to study hard. While waiting to arrange another meeting, Ah Ching provides books for Ah Jiang to prepare for the entrance examination. Because the hometown police men become suspicious of Ah Ching’s activities, he brings the kids onto a fishing boat. He establishes a friendly relationship with the kids. When the police catch up with them, the kids say that Ah Ching is their rescuer instead of kidnapper. Police immediately rush Ah Jiang back to Taipei to take the entrance examination.
Synopsis New York City, Gang-Wei and Siao-Yu, both illegal immigrants; he a student and worker in a fish market; she a seamstress in a sweatshop. Giang-Wei saves money to purchase Siao-Yu a fake American husband, whom she can divorce in five years with citizenship in hand—but the going brokered rate is still too high. Enter Mario, an aging former radical journalist, debilitated by a gambling additiction that almost cost him his life 15 years ago when his debt to the local mob came due. Now, out of boredom or some pain even more profound, he’s back at the tables, and quickly in debt again—almost an act of willed suicide. But fate brings Giang-Wei to him, and soon he is married to Siao-Yu. A visit from the INS forces Mario to bring Siao-Yu into his apartment. At first the presence of this shy, quiet young woman both arouses and exasperates the curmudgeonly Mario, but Mario’s unwitting cruelty drives Siao-Yu to the bring of despair. Through their clashes, Siao-Yu soon comes out of her shell, and the two forge an unlikely friendship that Giang-Wei can neither understand nor tolerate. Then Mario’s wife of thirty years shows up. Rita is an itinerant lounge singer, whose love for Mario is both impossible and yet strangely faithful. The two have never been able to live together, yet over the years, when Rita’s singing brings her into town, they have kept up their relationship. Now Rita holds the cards, throwing Siao-Yu out of the apartment in a fit of rage when she finds her there. Upon discovering Mario’s bigamy, Giang-Wei drags Siao-Yu back to Mario’s apartment and attacks him. Meanwhile Rita has a change of heart—realizing that her 30-year marriage was simply a romantic illusion, she leaves. Mario, with Siao-Yu at his side, dies from the mortal blow he received from Giang-Wei, as well as from his final realizations that his love for Rita never truly amounted to anything. Before his death, Mario urges Siao-Yu to forgive Giang-Wei even if she, like Rita, will never be able to forgive the man she loves. When Giang-Wei arrives at the door of the apartment, he doesn’t know that Mario has died. He tells Siao-Yu that she must choose between Mario and him once and for all. She tells him that she chooses to stay—she has chosen a painful independence over the bonds of love.
Casting: Hsin-Chi CHIU、Wen-Min CHEN、Mitchll Lichtenstein、Susan Mc Neece
Synopsis Michael Lee, a Chinese biologist, lives with his wife Jenny in Los Angeles. They are very much in love and eager to have a child. Unfortunately, Jenny loses her baby and her uterus due to an ectopic pregnancy. In desperation they enlist the help of a surrogate mother agency and interview many candidates. Some of the meetings are hilarious, but most of then are disappointing. Michael is anguished by the physical and emotional pain Jeyyn endures. Frustrated over being unable to help her, Michael gets brilliant idea: why not have the baby himself! Using the knowledge of his own pioneering research, the help of Jenny, his mother and his scientific colleagues, Michael becomes pregnant. During his pregnancy, Michael and Jenny experience role reversal-he has to endure the physical and psychological changes his pregnancy brings, while she becomes the bread-winner of the household. They face these questions: Will their marriage survive this unusual test? Will they encounter unexpected obstacles? Will Michael deliver a baby safely?
Casting: Chao-Jun CHEN、Guey-Mey YANG、Kang-Sheng LEE
Synopsis Hsiao-kang is a salesperson for columbarium. He sells niches for creamated remain of the dead. May is a real estate agent. She lives alone in a small apartment. Ah-jung sells female clothing at the doorway of a department store in late evenings. In s winter night of Taipei, the three slip into a vacant apartment downtown.………… They are together.………… They are not.