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a scene of the sea



Taiwan, 2013, HD - 29 mins

DIRECTED BY:
LAU KEK HUAT

CAST:
VERA CHEN

SCREENPLAY:
LAU KEK HUAT

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Yeh Ming Guang

EDITING:
CHEN JING LIAN, LAU KEK HUAT

MUSIC:
HUNG-TAO, LIN

SOUND:
EDDIE HUANG

PRODUCER:
CHEN JING LIAN

STORY DESCRIPTION:

A promise was made by Pia’s father to Pia to bring him to sea, but his father never returned after leaving Thailand for work. After 15 years, Pia also came to Taiwan to earn a living, and to realize his dream. The boy was named 400 by his own mother, a mainland Chinese who settled in Taiwan for the sake of money. To sustain the traditional Taiwanese family line, the grandson was paid for 400 thousand dollar notes for an induced pregnancy.400 was soon abandoned by his own father after his grandparents deceased. Pia met 400 on the journey. Together they set out to sea.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

This is a film about humanity. Despite their unique identity as foreign workers or second generation immigrants; the film throws light at the humility and simplicity of humanity built even between strangers in a journey that changed the lives of two main characters.

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