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Tropical Fish


Director Chen Yu-Hsun 陳玉勳 | 1994 | 116 mins | UNCL G

Awards 獎項

1995 Taipei Golden Horse Award - Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay

第32屆金馬獎 - 最佳女配角、最佳原創劇本


1995 Taipei Golden Horse Award - Nominated for Best Director, Best Narrative Feature, Best Supporting Actor 

第32屆金馬獎 - 入圍最佳導演、最佳劇情片、最佳男配角


1995 Locarno International Film Festival - Leopard Awards

第48屆瑞士盧卡諾影展 - 藍豹獎


1995 Montpellier Film Festival - Best Feature Film

第15屆法國蒙貝利耶影展 - 最佳影片


Director Chen’s staggering debut feature uses satire to present social imbalance, urban-rural disparities, and credentialism in Taiwan. The eccentric and delightful characters set up with vibrant visual dreamscapes, director Chen successfully transformed himself from TV production into the cinematic world. 


Ah-Jiang, an upright 15-year-old teenager always having a dream of being a superhero, gets entangled as a victim in a kidnap, along with another boy Dan Sui. The sudden death of the mastermind results in the failure of the kidnap and triggers a series of unexpected yet funny incidents. On top of that, Ah-Jiang is striving to study hard to make it back to attend the upcoming entrance exam…






Filmmaker in Focus: Chen Yu-Hsun 焦點影人|陳玉勳

Born in 1962, Chen Yu-Hsun started working as an intern for Wang Shau-Di’s studio and discovered his passion for using moving images as a tool for storytelling. Chen continued to work as a scriptwriter for various TV series before developing his first feature, Tropical Fish (1994) which enjoyed a successful international festival tour. His attention to detail and awareness of surroundings has made it successful to expand his creativity into the advertising industry. With hilarious, creative, and memorable works throughout his career, Director Chen skillfully adds satire into his scripts to spotlight the voiceless or perhaps the forgotten people.  


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