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THREE TIMES

by Hou Hsiao Hsien

synopsis

Set in 1911, 1996 and 2005, and featuring the same two actors in the leading roles, three stories of desire, ambition, deceit and communication: in 1966 – "A Time for Love" – a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom", set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's longing to escape her surroundings; in 2005 in Taipei, "A Time for Youth" dramatizes a triangle in which a singer has an affair with a photographer while her partner suffers.

international title: Three Times
original title: Three Times
country: France, Taiwan
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Hou Hsiao Hsien
film run: 120'
release date: FR 16/11/2005, BE 15/02/2006, NL 27/04/2006, UK 04/08/2006, ES 25/08/2006
screenplay: Chu T'ien-Wen, Hou Hsiao Hsien
cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Mei Fang, Liao Su-Jen, Di Mei, Chen Shi-Zheng, Lee Pei-Hsuan
cinematography by: Mark Lee Ping Bing
film editing: Liao Ching-Song
art director: Huang Wen-Ying
producer: Chang Hua-Fu, Huang Wen-Ying, Liao Ching-Song, Gilles Ciment
production: Orly Films, Paradis Films, 3H Films, Sinomovie
distributor: Océan Films, Golem Distribución, Curzon Artificial Eye, Filmmuseum Distributie, Lumière, Benelux Films Distributors Belgium (BFD)
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