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Run Time: 112 minutes
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Madame Tang presents herself as an antiques dealer. But with her house always filled with big-time politicians and the business elite, it’s clear there’s something shady going on. Tang is shameless in her efforts to make a buck. She’s aided in her nefarious enterprise by her two daughters, whom she affectionately refers to as “little idiot” and “big idiot.” The eldest is more involved and already jaded, while the youngest is still innocent, not yet fully conscious of the unscrupulous events unfolding around her. When several high-profile murders begin occurring, Madame Tang’s involvement comes into question. She will fight like hell to protect her family. As information comes to light, however, their loyalty to her may wane. Will the Tang clan stay united? THE BOLD, THE CORRUPT AND THE BEAUTIFUL is brilliantly acted by the three incredibly strong female leads. Its story is widely entertaining, seething with betrayal, lies, addiction, and greed. But unlike the show its title references, this Taiwanese mob mystery is way too intelligent to be a soap opera. (In Mandarin with subtitles) —E.F.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 9:05 PM
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 2:00 PM
International Narrative Competition
Yang Ya-che was born in 1971 in Taiwan and graduated from the Department of Mass Communications at Tamkang University. He has worked on a variety of projects including documentary series, stage plays, short films, television dramas, and feature films.
Orz Boyz (2008), Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012), THE BOLD, THE CORRUPT, AND THE BEAUTIFUL (2017)
Chen Chun Hong
Kara Wai, Wu Ke-Xi, Vicky Chen