SOUL (失魂)
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Completed - MANDARIN - Thriller - 111 minutes

Log Line

A bloody, philosophical investigation of possession, looking at what happens when someone is possessed by another soul, and how their family treats them.

Previous markets

  • Cannes 2012 (Debut)
  • Cannes 2013 (Line up)
  • Toronto 2013 (Premiere)
Full history

Year of production : 2013

Director(s) : Mong-Hong CHUNG
Writer(s) : Mong-Hong CHUNG
Cast : Jimmy WONG, Joseph CHANG, Leon DAI

Producer(s) : Jufeng YEH (Ocean Deep Films), Shao-Chien TSENG (3NG Film)


A-Chuan is a quiet 30-year-old man who working in a Japanese restaurant as a chef. One day he collapses out of abrupt unconsciousness and is rushed to a hospital. His colleagues send him back to his father who resides in the mountains.
A-Chuan becomes immobile: he won’t speak, eat or even go to the toilet on his own. One day his father returns from work, only to find A-Chuan sitting in the corner with his daughter dead in a pool of blood. In an unfamiliar, eerily calm voice, A-Chuan says, ”I saw this body was empty, so I moved in.”……


Country(ies) : TAIWAN

Start of shooting : May 2012

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Festivals and Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013 Vanguard

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