The Great Buddha+ (2017) is a Min Nan movie. Hsin-yao Huang has directed this movie. Cres Chuang,Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen,Leon Dai,Shao-Huai Chang are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2017. The Great Buddha+ (2017) is considered one of the best Comedy,Crime,Drama movie in India and around the world.
Pickle is a night security guard at a bronze statue factory. His colleague, Belly Bottom, works as a recycling collector during the day, and Pickle's biggest pleasure in life is flicking through the porn magazines Belly Bottom collects in the small hours in the security room. Having late night snacks and watching television are an integral part of their dull lives. One day when the television is broken, their lives are changed forever. The story involves gods, the middle-aged men's sexual desire and the conversation between ghosts and humans.
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The Great Buddha+ (2017) Reviews
Simple and good!
Realism, sensibility, erotism, love, humor, irony and mistery in a balanced way. This movie is a great inspiration for who wants to know how to tell a story with a good narrative, simplicity and interesting characters. A real good surprise in black and white from Taiwan.
Watch it slowly or simply don´t watch it
The movie is brilliant in my opinion, but it´s for selective audience in terms of being patient, bias removal, expectation removal and active reflection. The movie reflects a good popular story of how sad society could be driven by money and power. Although this movie reflects Taiwanese society, this picture could repeat anywhere in the world. Some people said there is an illogical detail about how a person can lift up a dead body into the Buddha statue. You should think a bit... here is the workshop and they have tools to lift heavy things around, as heavy as big copper statue and he is the owner, don´t you think he could not think about that? People who are perceived as good people and do good course in life could actually be the one who hide their guilt the most clever and in a manner that society could not even imagine about, such as the example of Kevin who hid his ex girlfriend dead body (his crime) in the Buddha statue (his work for compassion symbol).
A Precious Maiden Work
The idea of the way of telling is novel, but not limited to the novelty itself. From the playful bystander perspective to the uncontrollable subjective emotion release, this film can be said that it is a perfect example of a narration assisted narration. Along with the pioneering, not rough photography, and valuable original score, a series of technical additions not only adds to the richness of the story, but also makes the mood of the film more touching.
Taiwanese arthouse film
Watching this in the UK probably meant most of the subtle Taiwanese life references went over my head and whilst there is humour in the film, I didn't laugh once. The story centres around 2 struggling lowlife misfits where one is a night security guard at a Buddha statue factory and the other a refuse recycling collector. It's a sort of bizarre snapshot of a series of events. There's a theme of vulnerability and exploitation, references to faith and local culture. It's mostly filmed in Black and White and is unusual in having the director intervening occasionally with a narration. The film manages to hold a certain mood, it's filmed in an interesting way and is as they say 'different'. My rating: 6/10 and only that high for it's absurdity. Recommended for the art-house crew. Beware there isn't much of a cohesive story to this and the trailer is made up from some very carefully selected scenes.
Well, again, let me try again
This is just a so-so film, pretentiously made like what Federico Fellini did long time ago in black and white. The storyline was not that interesting, struggling local lowlives vs the local rich and powerful. There're a two deadbeats, a buddha manufacturer, and a bunch of go-betweens. The main dialog in this extremely localized Taiwanese film used the Chinese southern Fu-Kien Province dialect widely spoken in Taiwan, but the high ratio of using the localized obscene curse often related to everybody's mother being raped or violated was so high, it almost covered and appeared in most of the dialog. The Chinese title of this film was using the pronouncing tone of "Plus", i.e. POO-LA-S(ending sound of S) as "+". There were two murders in this film(didn't feel like a spoiler at all), one witnessed by the two main deadbeats, one was not witnessed but highly suspicious committed by the same person who did the first one. The "+" after "The Great Buddha" title hinted there's something more about this Buddha or in it; it's a plus, buy one get one free. The obscure mix-up similar pronunciations of the Latino "Puta" as well as "Buddha" was the high point of the creativity of the screenplay dialog. But alas, here's the illogic kick: A Dead Body is a Dead Weight, there' no way to be handled by just one guy to dispose it, albeit it needed to be lifted and raised so high over the Buddha's neck opening single handed without help, even a normally strong and young guy couldn't do it, not a weak past prime middle aged baldy alcoholic, especially just finished a fornication. The "Buddha" manufactured in this film is a symbol of absurdity and the phony faith of the Buddhism in Taiwan. It's just a money-making religion, some monks used the Buddha to make a living, some politicians used this almost always Sitting Guy to fool and gain the votes. The Buddhism is so shamelessly commercialized in Taiwan, China and the South-east Asia. You need patience to watch to the end, 'cause the tempo of this film is so slow and so predictable. The Narrative voice also made this film a not quite serious one, just with an overly used way to help telling a not-so-interesting story. This narration way is also widely used in Korean movies.