The Great Buddha+

(Da Fo Pulasi) Features
Director: Huang Hsin-Yao 2017 104 Minutes Ages 18+
The Great Buddha+ Tue 16 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:00pm 104mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
The Great Buddha+ Sun 21 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 02:15pm 104mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket

A black comedy about two Taiwanese down-and-outers who stumble into a dark underworld of misdeeds transforms into a sobering modern fable.

Fiendishly funny and satirical, The Great Buddha+ uses humour like a barbed lash. Belly Button (Bamboo Chen), a junk collector, spends his evenings in the cramped office of his only friend, Pickle (Cres Chuang), an unassuming nightwatchman at a factory. Kevin, the factory’s wealthy boss, is overseeing the manufacture of a bronze Buddha for the site of a new temple. Belly Button coaxes Pickle into watching raunchy dashcam footage from his boss’s Mercedes. The film’s stylised black-and-white cinematography is in pointed contrast to the more ‘colourful’ goings-on captured on camera.


Classification:Ages 18+
Language:Mandarin and Taiwanese, with English subtitles
Director:Huang Hsin-Yao
Producer:Chung Mong-Hong, Yeh Jufeng
Cast:Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen, Leon Dai, Shao-Huai Chang
Script:Huang Hsin-Yao
Program strand:Features
Rights:MandarinVision Inc