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A Drifting Life

  • Film

Time Out says

An intensely moving directorial debut from Lin, hitherto best known as a comic actor in movies like Buddha Bless America. A family in rural Taiwan starts to break up when the son's young wife dies giving birth to her second child. The son Kun-Cheng (Lee) leaves home and drifts into another sexual relationship, but tries to be a good father to his kids and a tolerant, filial son to his parents, both of whom irritate the hell out of him. The storyline is minimal, but Lin builds up a commanding picture of the ways parents influence children and children resist parents. It's a film about cutting ties and mending ties, acted with total conviction and directed with light- handed control.
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Release Details

  • Duration:123 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lin Cheng-Sheng
  • Screenwriter:Lin Cheng-Sheng, Ko Su-ching
  • Cast:
    • Lee Kang-sheng
    • Vicky Wei
    • Grace Chen
    • Chen Shi-Huang
    • Wang Yu-Wen
    • Lang Jing
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