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Touch of the Light (2012)

Ni guang fei xiang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 21 September 2012 (Taiwan)
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A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy.

Director:

Jung-chi Chang

Writer:

Nyssa Li
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sandrine Pinna ... Chieh (as Yung-yung Chang)
Yu-Siang Huang ... Huang Yu-hsiang
Lieh Lee ... Yu-hsiang's mother
Samantha Shu-Chin Ko ... Chieh's mother
Lian-yu Huang ... Yu-hsiang's father
Na-Dou Lin ... Chieh's boss
Harry Chang ... Chieh's boyfriend
Fang-yi Sheu ... Teacher Hsu
Ivy Yin ... Teacher Wang
Amy Sisson Amy Sisson ... Dance Judge
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Hsueh
Alice Tsai-yi Huang
Yi-Siang Huang Yi-Siang Huang
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Storyline

Based on true events related to the life of Taiwanese piano prodigy Huang Yu-Siang (Siang played by himself), this is a story of inspiration, discovery and love. Born to a rural family in Taiwan unprepared for the birth of a blind son, Siang was a curious and precocious child. Touch and sound was everything to him. With the love of his mother and support of his family, he grew up with no barriers - that is until he had to face the real world as he left his family behind in order to attend university where he had to compete on the same playing field as the sighted students and to find his own way. He soon crossed paths with Jie (Sandrine Pinna), a beautiful but frustrated cold drinks vendor who dreams of being a dancer, but whose struggles against the harsh realities of her life render her helpless. However, when she witnesses Siang's fearless determination and understood his optimism and inner peace, she is inspired and determined to hold on to her dream. Touch of the Light - a story ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Min Nan | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dotyk swiatla See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,423,127
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The official submission of Taiwan to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards 2013. See more »

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Well done film that exceeded its peers
16 July 2015 | by vince4953529See all my reviews

This is a really well-done film revolving around the theme of "pursue your own dream" or "you are your own agent". In a nutshell it is about a blind pianist fought with his own self- doubt to being recognized as a world-class performer. The standout about this film is the smoothness of the dialogue. I have noticed recent Taiwanese films being plagued by awkward and often cringe- inducing dialogue. But not here, the jokes are genuinely funny and tender moments emotive. The leading actress is gorgeous and this is the first that I have seen her. I really admired this film. Sadly it's likely only to be viewed by a very limited audience.


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