Hei Yan Quan

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone

(Taiwan/France/Austria/China, 2006, 118 minutes)

A young Chinese man in Malaysia is beaten up and taken in by illegal workers, and eventually enters a relationship with a young Chinese girl whose brother lies comatose. Affecting, dreamlike melodrama about the need for affection, whose story seems to build itself out of thin air in front of our very eyes, shot in long, static takes where nothing much seems to happen. Arthouse audiences will have a field day.

Homegreen Films and Soudaine Compagnie present a Homegreen Films/Soudaine Compagnie/New Crowned Hope Festival Vienna 2006 co-production, with the participation of Centre National de la Cinématographie and Government Information Office of Republic of China. Starring Lee Kang-Sheng, Chen Shiang-Chyi, Norman Atun, Pearlly Chua. Directed and written by Tsai Ming-Liang; produced by Bruno Pesery, Vincent Wang; director of photography (colour), Liao Pen-Jung; art directors, Lee Tian-Jue, Gan Siong-King; costume designer, Sun Hui-May; film editor, Chen Sheng-Chang.


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