WHAT TIME IS IT OVER THERE?
Hsiao-Kang sells watches in the streets of Taipei. One evening, shortly after his father’s death, he encounters a young woman, Hsiang-Chyi. She leaves for Paris the following day. Weighed down by his mother’s strange behavior – she awaits the return of her defunct husband’s spirit – Hsiao-Kang takes refuge in the memory of the young woman and tries to get closer to her by setting all of Taipei’s watches and clocks to Paris time.
|international title:||WHAT TIME IS IT OVER THERE?|
|original title:||NI NIBIAN JIDIAN|
|country:||France, Taiwan, Province of China|
|sales agent:||Fortissimo Films|
|directed by:||Tsai Ming-Liang|
|release date:||FR 26/09/2001, NL 07/03/2002, IT 14/06/2002, BE 17/07/2002, DE 12/06/2003|
|cast:||Lee Kang-Sheng, Shiang Chyi Chen, Lu Yi-Ching, Miao Tien, Cecilia Yip, Chen Chao-Jung, Tsai Guei, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Arthur Nauczyciel, David Ganansia|
|cinematography by:||Benoît Delhomme|
|film editing:||Sheng-Chang Chen|
|art director:||Kam Tim Yip|
|costumes designer:||Kam Tim Yip|
|distributor:||Diaphana Distribution, Filmmuseum Distributie (DE), Istituto Luce (IT)|