THE DEFENDER

無法辯護

By Shih-Han TSAO

PUNCH REACTION PITCURES LTD. - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2018

Li Hui-zhen, who is a public defender at a court, takes over a murder case involving teenagers which had been dropped by the famous lawyer. With everyone's testimony, the material evidence, and the judge's opinion going against her, how can Hui-zhen deal with and reverse her weak position?

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki IFF 2019
Film Market Films
Golden Bell Awards 2019
Nominated Best Actor, Best Light
Resistance Film Festival in Korea 2019
41th Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival 2019
Surprise Films
South Taiwan Film Festival 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama, Crime
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • CHINESE, TAIWANESE
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Shih-Han TSAO
    • Writer(s)
    • Shih-Han TSAO, Jia-Huei KE, Alan WANG
    • Producer(s)
    • Hung-Li HSIEH (Punch Reaction Pitcures Ltd.), Ming-Hao CHANG (Punch Reaction Pitcures Ltd.)
    • Synopsis
    • Li Hui-zhen, who is a public defender at a court, takes over a murder case involving teenagers which had been dropped by the famous lawyer Wang Guo-chao. Because of Li's background in court system, she cannot win the trust of defendant Ah-cheng. In addition, the existing evidence is unfavorable to Ah-cheng, and presiding Judge Shi hopes to resolve this case satisfactorily before his retirement. Seeing that the courtroom procedures are merely formalities, it seems as if Ah-cheng will certainly be found guilty. However, grandmother firmly believes that even if her grandson Ah-cheng was involved in the case, he is not the main wrongdoer, and frantically seeks leniency. Hui-zhen, who has a son of her own, is moved by grandmother, and decides to seek help from former criminal policeman Judge Shih in investigating and gaining a new understanding of the case. However, with everyone's testimony, the material evidence, and the judge's opinion going against her, how can Hui-zhen deal with and reverse her weak position?