Original title Three Times - 2005
Runtime 120 min
Release Date 28 Oct 2005
Directors Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Country France, Taiwan
Language Mandarin, Min Nan
Awards 6 wins & 14 nominations.
Three Times (2005)
Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou Writers: T’ien-wen Chu, Hsiao-hsien Hou Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei Genres: Drama, Romance Country: France Language: Mandarin Release Date: 28 October 2005 Runtime: 139 min Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.
(1) “A Time for Love”: In 1966, in Kaohsiung, Chen meets May playing pool in a bar when he is joining the army. He sends letters to her and he comes to the bar to meet her again in his leave. However, May had traveled to another place and Chen seeks her out. (2) “A Time for Freedom”: In 1911, in Dadaochend, the writer Mr. Chang works for Mr. Liang and frequently travels to a brothel, where he meets the singer. He financially helps the courtesan Ah Mei to become a concubine. When the singer asks him if he would help her to leave the brothel, there is no answer. (3) “A Time for Youth”: In 2005, in Taipei, the messy relationship of the photographer Zhen, his girlfriend Jing and a bisexual singer.