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A quirky comedy about a young man who sells watches in the streets of Taipei. He sells his own watch to a young woman who is leaving for Paris the next day. He is so moved by this encounter that he goes around setting all the clocks in Taipei to Paris time, in order to keep some connection with her.
Characters here spend lone minutes frozen, doing nothing and saying nothing, as the camera lingers for long periods. Read morePublished on November 12, 2009 by Bradley F. Smith
Although it puzzles, it affects.
I'm not sure I understand but I sense the loss (thoughtime. . .is. . . Read more
What Time is it There? is one of those films that works better on paper or in the memory than while you're actually watching it - there's only so much non-communication shot in... Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by Trevor Willsmer
I'm as open as the next person to expanding my cinematic horizons. Case in point: the Korean film '301/302' - distasteful to many, I stomached my way through it (apologies for... Read morePublished on August 4, 2004 by Andy Orrock
Between Taipei and Paris time is the connecting force between two young Taiwanese. Virtually strangers, a woman persuades to buy a watch that a street vendor is wearing before her... Read morePublished on June 3, 2003 by S. Calhoun
The story of the watch and its connection showed a promise that was never fulfilled, and might have even been defiled, in this slow-moving and awkward movie. Read morePublished on May 4, 2003