Thursday, December 26, 2013

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone



2006 Malaysian/Taiwanese Feature
Alternate Title: Hei yan quan

Cast: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen and Norman Atun
Writer/Director: Ming-liang Tsai

Synopsis:
A homeless Chinese itinerant is attacked by thugs in Kuala Lampur, only to fall in with a group of kind but curious Bangladeshi men in the smog-soaked Malaysian capitol.

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Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Venice Film Festival Cinema for Peace Award.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Kang-sheng Lee plays two roles: the homeless man and a brain-dead patient.
  • Banned by the Malaysian Censorship Board based on 18 counts of incidences in the film depicting the country "in a bad light" for cultural, ethical and racial reasons. However, they later allowed the film to be screened in the country after the filmmakers agreed to censor parts of the film according to the requirements of the Censorship Board.

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