What Time Is It There?- -
When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Hsiao-Kang sells watches in the streets of Taipei for a living. A few days after his father’s death, he meets a young woman, Shiang-Chyi, who as it turns out leaves for Paris the very next day. He runs around setting all the watches and clocks in Taipei to Paris time.
What Time is it there? Movie Trailer
The film tells two parallel stories, one about the life of a street vendor (Lee) following the death of his father; the other about a woman he meets briefly (Chen) as she heads off on a trip of uncertain duration to Paris.
Lee’s character, who sells watches on the streets of Taipei, sells his own watch to Chen and then finds himself overcome by a desire to set every clock he sees to Paris time.
Jean-Pierre Léaud, the lead actor in François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows and actor in many other classic films, has a cameo appearance in this film.