The Great Buddha +

Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 6:35pm
Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9:15pm
Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8:30pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

Pickle works as a night security guard at a bronze statue factory with colleague Belly Bottom. As they while away the hours in the security room, the primary activities of their dull existence consist of consuming late-night snacks, paging through the porn Belly Bottom finds in his day job as a recycling collector, and watching television. But one day, when the television breaks, they opt to watch footage from the boss’ dash cam as their substitute entertainment — a decision that changes their lives forever. Variety writes: “Two small-town nobodies who get cheap thrills from car dash-cam videos lay eyes on more than they can handle in ‘The Great Buddha+,’ a mordant black comedy that’s a digital-era homage to ‘Rear Window.’ Sporting an ingeniously cinematic concept that’s nimbly executed by writer-director Huang Hsin-yao and producer-DP Chung Mong-hong, this ballad of sad losers mixed with satire on parochial politics is convulsively funny yet uncompromisingly bleak, bridging art with entertainment.”

2017
102 min.
Minnan

Directed by

Hsin-yao Huang

Country

Taiwan

Film Category

Asian Focus Chinese Spotlight International Spotlight Oscar® Submissions

Subject

Crime

Genre

Dramedy Thriller