By Chia-Hsin LIU


Drama - Development 2018

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Chia-Hsin LIU
    • Writer(s)
    • Chia-Hsin LIU
    • Producer(s)
    • Vincent WANG (HOUSE ON FIRE)
    • Synopsis
    • A female grad student, Fan Fan, is getting lost in her own beliefs. Swinging between her school work, frustrating relationship with her parents and failing love life, she drifts around the big neon-lit nightscape of Taipei looking for an escape from the status quo. When she’s introduced to the world of hostess bar work, she takes a leap of faith and commits to work there for a month as a social experiment. It starts off as role playing, but the line between game and business falls into a realm of ambiguous uncertainty and she gradually gets consumed by her alter ego. As life in the bar plunges her into superficial pleasures and danger, her connection with friends and family fade into the background. Her new-found reality is disrupted by the appearance of a familiar stranger who becomes an unexpected kindred spirit. She must now decide between an artificial world she is free to exploit or the simple life she left behind. ¬