films seen
6
average score
4.00*
nationality
Taiwan - 57 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

The Fourth Portrait

by Mong-Hong Chung
Also known as
Di Si Zhang Hua
Specifics
2010 / 105m - Taiwan
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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The Fourth Portrait poster

Powerful, poetic, lush, atmospheric and ultimately gripping. It's not unique or wildly different, but a perfect execution of a popular genre, lifting the film far above the competition.

Soul

by Mong-Hong Chung
Also known as
Shi Hun
Specifics
2013 / 111m - Taiwan
Genre
Thriller
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Soul poster

Soul is pretty much perfect, though it might not be very accessible to those who fail to appreciate the mix of arthouse and genre film ideologies on display here.

The good stuff

Godspeed

by Mong-Hong Chung
Also known as
Yi Lu Shun Feng
Specifics
2016 / 111m - Taiwan
Genre
Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Godspeed poster

Depending on where you're coming from, Godspeed is either a superb crime flick or an ever so slightly disappointing Mong-Hong Chung film.

A Sun

by Mong-Hong Chung
Also known as
Yang Guang Pu Zhao
Specifics
2019 / 156m - Taiwan
Genre
Drama, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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A Sun poster

Another mighty fine film by Chung, though probably his most commercial outing since his debut. More focus on conventional drama and a tad long, but there are plenty of gripping moments and the visual splendor of his earlier films is still very much present. A perfect entry point for those not yet familiar with Chung's oeuvre.

Solid pieces

10+10

by Sylvia Chang, Tso-chi Chang, Arvin Chen, Kuo-fu Chen, Yu-Hsun Chen, Wen-tang Cheng, Yu-chieh Cheng, Yen-Ping Chu, Mong-Hong Chung, Leon Dai, Wi Ding Ho, Chi-Jan Hou, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Ya-Chuan Hsiao, Ko-shang Shen, Shaudi Wang, Toon Wang, Te-Sheng Wei, Nien-Jen Wu, Ya-che Yang
Specifics
2011 / 114m - Taiwan
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
10+10 poster

Parking

by Mong-Hong Chung
Also known as
Ting Che
Specifics
2008 / 112m - Taiwan
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Parking poster

Mong-Hong Chung's first feature film. The quality is already there. A bunch of great actors, the cinematography is on point and the plot is amusing. It reminded me a lot of Sabu's earlier films, freeflowing and unburdened. It's not yet Chung at his very best, but the potential is hard to miss.