In The Morning of La Petite Mort
Matsui (Yusuke Fukuchi), a homeless food delivery driver, spends his days and nights traveling from destination to destination without any place to find true solace. Longing to make a connection, he becomes infatuated with a beautiful young prostitute Ching (Yun-Chih Wang). But her sudden disappearance drags him deeper into depression. Disheartened, Matsui rejects the warmth and compassion of Helen (Huei-Ling Jan), a middle-aged Filipino cleaner, who is constantly harassed by Wang (Jieh-Wen King), the security guard inside her apartment complex.
From Yu-Lin Wang, the award-winning Taiwanese director of Seven Days in Heaven, the boundary-pushing erotic drama IN THE MORNING OF LA PETITE MORT explores the fleeting relationships of four individuals driven by unfulfilled desires and emotionally detached from the cruel world that surrounds them.
- Yusuke Fukuchi
- Yun-Chih Wang
- Ivy Yin
- Huei-Ling Jan
- Jieh-Wen King
- "[T]he deft way it juggles the lives of its various protagonists makes it worth a look."
- "From its opening shot, the film sets a visually arresting and emotionally resonant tone, promising a journey that's anything but ordinary. It’s raw, in your face, and an experience you won’t soon forget."
- "A strong entry among recent Taiwanese films."
- "Haunting performances and striking images. "
Awards & Recognition
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival