Paradise in Service

Not available for screening anymore

Paradise in Service (Jun zhong le yuan )

Directed by Doze Niu Chen-Zer

  • Taiwan 2014; 133 min
  • Original version: Taiwanese, Mandarin
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
    • Best Screenplay, Outstanding Art Design Contribution - Taipei FF

  • Busan IFF - Opening Film

Synopsis

Pao, a young man from southern Taiwan, is deployed to the crack unit Sea Dragon. These men are stationed on the island of Kinmen off the Chinese coast, where they are subjected to constant bombardment by Mao's troops. Before long Pao finds himself confronted by an attack that involves not just bombs but also Communist pamphlets. Unable to cope with the psychological or the physical demands of military regimen, Pao is transferred to ‘Unit 831’ – a code name for the brothels that have been set up semi-officially to keep Taiwanese soldiers happy at the front. This is where Pao encounters female prisoners working as prostitutes in exchange for reduced prison sentences.

Production

  • HONTO PRODUCTION

     

  • ATOM CINEMA

     

International Sales

  • ABLAZE IMAGE LTD.

    June Wu