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Partners in Crime

Gong Fan

Taiwan | 2014 | 89 minutes | Chang Jung-chi

Three high school boys become inseparable after finding the dead body of one of their classmates minutes after she commits suicide. This hypnotic schoolyard noir combines coming-of-age with a much darker tale of teenage alienation.

May 19, 2015
Lincoln Square Cinemas  
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May 21, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Walking home from school one day, three boys come across the body of one of their classmates, Hsia, twisted and bloodied in an alleyway, apparently having jumped from her fifth floor balcony. After being questioned by police and sent to the high school guidance counselor, the three become inseparable, bonded together over the traumatic experience they shared. When one of the boys, Huang, finds a note left in the girl’s schoolbooks that hints that perhaps someone else was involved, they decide to do some investigating of their own. Who was Hsia anyway? As their search deepens, Huang, Yeh, and Lin discover that things are definitely not as they seem, and one of them may even be holding back the truth from the rest of the group. This schoolyard noir combines a realistic story of friendship and coming-of-age with a much darker tale of alienation, depression, and the mystery of a teenage girl that no one could catch in time.

Director Biography
Born in Taipai, Jung-Chi Chang has a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Applied Medi Arts at the National Taiwan University of Arts. His films include the documentary My Football Summer (2006), the feature Touch of the Light (2012), for which he won a Golden Horse award for Best New Director.

Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan), Delta Air Lines

Director: Chang Jung-chi
Principal Cast: Wu Chien-ho, Deng Yu-kai, Cheng Kai-yuan, Yao Ai-ning, Sunny Hung
Country: Taiwan
Year: 2014
Running Time: 89 minutes
Producer: Wolf Chen, Jacky Pang
Screenplay: Shaballe Kao, Monica Kao
Cinematographers: Jimmy Yu
Editors: Nyssa Li
Music: Tzu-chieh Wen
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Touch of the Light (2012), MayDay 3DNA (Doc, 2011), My Football Summer (2006)
Language: Mandarin
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Double Edge Entertainment
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