What Time Is It There?

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What Time Is It There? (2001)

116 min - Drama, Romance - 15 May 2001
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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.

Director:  Tsai Ming-liang
Writers:  Tsai Ming-liang, Pi-ying Yang

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Storyline

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.


Collections: Tsai Ming-liang

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   France Taiwan
Language:  English, French, 普通话
Release Date:  15 May 2001

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Arena Films, Homegreen Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 56 min

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.

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Plot

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.

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