The Other Side DVD (CNEX) (Region 3) (Hong Kong Version)

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The Other Side DVD (CNEX) (Region 3) (Hong Kong Version)

Region Coding: Region 3 (Locked)

Tsai Tsung Lung

Audio Tracks: 

Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo)


English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Running Time: 
69 minutes

CNEX (2012)

Deltamac (HK)

Release Date:
31 July 2014

Since 1895, Taiwan and China have always been two countries with distinct and separate governments, except for a very short period of time after World War II. The animosity that separated the two peoples is as wide as the 300-kilometer Taiwan Strait that sits between the two countries. In the 1980s both countries finally allowed for cross-strait trade and tourism, all the while 3000 Chinese missiles continue to aim at Taiwan in order to keep this small but ever-rising democracy in its place. When the KMT returned to power in 2008, in an effort to rescue the declining Taiwanese economy, business and trade with China became a priority.

Within this unique cross-strait exchange, over 280 thousand “China brides” and over 300 thousand “Taiwanese Expat” were the first wave of “imports” into “the other side.” These brides and businessmen carry with them hopes and dreams for a better life or, at the very least, a chance to start over. Yet what they know of the country that lies across the way is limited, and the stark reality that greets them is a rude awakening.KE was born in Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan. Debt-ridden after a lifetime of failed business ventures, he leaves for China. But like most Taiwanese businessmen he doesn’t like China and only goes in hopes to find a way to start over. But either KE has the worst luck or he just can’t play by the rules in China, after 10 years of hustling, KE just can’t seem to “make it” in order to go back to Taiwan. KE now faces being labeled a “Taiwanese refugee” in China.

Li-li, a Chinese woman, immigrated to Taiwan by marrying a Taiwanese. However, the marriage didn’t lift her out of labor class into middle class. Having married into a farming family Li-li toils away on the farms. In addition to serving her in-laws, she must also take care of 3 daughters left behind by her husband’s ex-wife. The roles Li-li must take on as daughter-in-law, stepmother, wife, as well as her parenting become the source of contention between Li-li and her husband.KE’s only wish now is to save some money for his young son and to visit his ailing mother in Taiwan. But when his livelihood is dependent on others, his wishes are hard to achieve. Li-li doesn’t have the right to vote in Taiwan but embraces Taiwanese democracy. She wants to open up her own business in order to help her aging parents. But when Li-li and her husband can’t see eye to eye, her loneliness makes her wish for China.The realities and dreams, like the distance between Taiwan and China, can seem so close yet so far.

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