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The Most Distant Course (2007)
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The Most Distant Course (2007)
Original name: 最遙遠的距離
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tang (Muo) goes on a trip to Taitung to record the sounds of nature, hoping the tape may save his relationship with his girlfriend who is leaving him. What he does not know, is that she has already moved away and another girl, Yun (Kwai), has moved into that apartment. Yun is trapped in a hopeless love triangle, and troubled by all the issues she faces in life. After listening to the tape that Tang sent, she feels as if the kindness of nature is calling her, and travels to Taitung to find the mysterious man who sends her the tape. On the other hand, Tsai (Chia), a psychiatrist struggling in a failed marriage, suddenly realizes that he needs to let things go after helping a patient with extramarital affairs. He leaves everything behind and goes to Taitung to search for his ex-lover. The three young souls, with different purposes, comes to the coast and search for the meaning of their life, a journey considerably longer than any of them has taken before.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, touching, gloomy
Plot: suicide, lost love, self discovery, introspection, love triangle, on the road, couples, love affair, unfulfillment, cause and meaning, road trip, love, loneliness, alienation, sadness, love and romance, bittersweet, prostitute, beach, psychiatrist, broken heart, city, blackmail, asian, loss of job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, taipei, asia

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