Netflix Gifts Fascinating Yearend Treats With Four Acclaimed Taiwanese Films | KWriter

Netflix Gifts Fascinating Yearend Treats With Four Acclaimed Taiwanese Films | KWriter

To cap off a outstanding 12 months, Netflix is releasing 4 Taiwanese movies this month, which delve into the wealthy tapestry of Taiwanese folklore, tradition, and human emotion.

From spine-chilling horror to heartwarming comedy and gripping crime drama, every movie stands as a testomony to the varied storytelling prowess of Taiwan’s movie business.

The Rope Curse 3

  • Releasing globally on December 18

An exorcism horror movie deeply rooted in Taiwanese folks tradition, The Rope Curse 3 continues the story from its predecessor, The Rope Curse 2. Guan Yu (Chang Ting-hu),  a gifted younger man from a household of exorcists with aspirations to turn out to be a parkour influencer, will get caught up in a sequence of spooky occasions at an eerie resort. The movie made waves in Taiwan upon its theatrical launch earlier this 12 months, raking in a powerful field workplace efficiency of practically NTD 81 million (USD 2.6 million) and securing the No. 2 spot within the native field workplace rankings for 2023. 

Sharing his pleasure over the movie’s world launch on Netflix, Chang mentioned, “Temple tradition and folks beliefs are distinctive cultural property of Taiwan. The Rope Curse 3 reimagines the standard portrayal of Zhong Kui and presents a contemporary tackle the horror style. I’m delighted that the movie will attain a wider viewers on Netflix and hope viewers will discover it not solely an exhilarating horror movie, but additionally deepens their understanding of Taiwanese tradition.”


Howdy Ghost

  • Releasing globally (besides Korea) on December 18

A remake of a 2010 Korean movie of the identical identify, Howdy Ghost tells the story of a person’s unsuccessful try to take his personal life, solely to return with a haunting connection to 4 ghosts in search of to satisfy their remaining needs. Crafted by the identical inventive crew behind Extra Than Blue: The Collection, this poignant comedy stars Tseng Jing-hua (On the Second, Your Title Engraved Herein) and Ivy Shao (Extra Than Blue: The Collection). 

In anticipation of the movie’s launch on Netflix, Tseng shared, “It is a enjoyable and heartwarming movie, and I hope that viewers might be reminded to cherish their family members extra after watching.”


Miss Shampoo

  • Releasing globally on December 28

Directed and written by standard Taiwanese novelist and filmmaker Giddens Ko (Unhealthy Schooling, Until We Meet Once more, You Are the Apple of my Eye), the lighthearted comedy stars Vivian Sung (On the Second) and Kai Ko (Unhealthy Schooling), alongside well-known 9 One One rapper Daniel Hong.

Collectively, they weave a romantic and humorous love story between a hair salon apprentice and an sudden clientele—an area mafia gangster. Hong’s stellar efficiency in Miss Shampoo earned him his first nomination as Finest New Actor on this 12 months’s Golden Horse Awards.

Reflecting on his expertise starring within the movie, Hong mentioned, “As that is my first undertaking as a number one actor, I had lots of enjoyable each day. Probably the most memorable second for me was most likely seeing Kai Ko’s buttocks!” Hong additionally recalled many playful and amusing interactions on set with Ko, who performs the position of his gangster underling within the movie.


The Deserted

  • Releasing globally on December 31

Garnering six Golden Horse nominations together with Finest New Director, Finest Artwork Course, and Finest Motion Design, The Deserted follows a troubled police officer (Janine Chang) as she unravels layers of thriller and grisly murders after discovering an odd corpse in a river. Lin You-sheng (Ethan Juan) is in hassle resulting from his reference to a feminine physique present in a manufacturing unit.

Directed by Tseng Ying-ting, the crime drama differentiates itself from the standard tropes of suspenseful crime thrillers and explores the string of heinous crimes by means of the psychological state and emotional struggles of its protagonists.

Aside from her performing position, Chang can be a producer of the movie, sharing, “I hope to ask extra individuals to hitch the journey of my character Wu Jie and to search out pockets of hope in seemingly hopeless conditions. Past the extraordinary and thrilling storytelling, the movie additionally conveys a deeper which means on the significance of life. Every actor additionally has their very own shining moments, so don’t miss it!”

Save the dates for these new Taiwanese movies to stream this month on Netflix!


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