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Foolish Bride, Naïve Bridegroom 三八新娘憨子婿 (1967)

Romance, Comedy, Drama 1h 41m

Bun-tik (played by Shi Jung) is a naïve, dopey young man, who is aggressively chased by the women in his town, who are all oddly besotted with him. He is closely guarded by his father, A-kau (Chin Tu), who throws water at the girls to discourage them from courting Bun-tik. Bun-tik is only interested in one girl, the intrepid and mischievous Kui-ki (Chin Mei), a modern woman in the context of 1960s Taiwan, when conservative family values and traditional beliefs governed much of societal activity. One day, Bun-tik’s father and Kui-ki’s mother meet to discuss the possibility of the two young lovers getting married, but discover that they themselves were lovers 30 years ago.

Director

HSIN Chi

Screenwriter

CHEN Hsiao-Pi

Language

Taiwanese

Subtitles

English

Country

Taiwan

Studios

Yong Da Films, Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute