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Program Title: the hole
EASC Code: CH-10
Series Title:
Region/Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Tsai Ming-Liang
Producer:
Release Date: 1999
Running Time: 95 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Seven days to the 21st century; the rain will not let up in Taiwan, and a strange disease reaches epic proportions. Despite evacuation warnings, the tenants of a run-down public housing building stay put. A plumber has been sent to Hsiao Kang's apartment, but instead of fixing the leak, he leaves a gaping hole in the middle of the living room. Through the hole, Kang spies on his downstairs neighbor, a woman who stockpiles toilet paper and dreams about singing and dancing in Kang's arms.
Data Entry Date: 9/12/2002