Drama: The Taste of Betel Nut

Drama: The Taste of Betel Nut

In the tradition of auteur cinema, a gangster - revenge - love story with minimal dialogue, a mood piece about about a graphically portrayed polyamorous love triangle, a small seaside town and a revenge killing.

Littered within are references to 90's pop-culture - those familiar with Hong Kong cinema and pop culture will see the uncanny resemblance of one of the characters resurrecting Leslie Cheung in HAPPY TOGETHER.

An intriguing debut from director Hu Jia (A LIVE KIDNAP SHOW) depicting the ennui of a seaside town resort in Hainan, the tourist Hawaii of China, a three-way relationship that breaks the traditions of a restrictive society and the violent aftermath.

Director: Hu Jia
Cast: Zhao Bingru, Yue Yue, Shen Shi Yu
Genre: Drama
Language: Mandarin (with English subtitles)
Country: China, Hong Kong
Year: 2017
Runtime: 84 minutes

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Drama: The Taste of Betel Nut