Thoughts of a Canadian Exchange Student

ORZ Boyz (囧男孩)

Posted in Culture, Miscellaneous, Taipei, Taiwan by J on October 4, 2008

I’ve been back in Canada for a while now because my exchange is over, but as this pertains to Taiwan I thought I’d write a post. In between school, work and Chinese school, I’ve been seeing some films at the local film festival. And boy are they GOOD! So, I just wanted to share with you what I really liked:

ORZ Boys (囧男孩)


“Two mischievous and highly imaginative boys spend a hot Taiwanese summer scheming to enter the seaside kingdom of Orz and escape their troubled home lives.”

Well, I loved this movie the best. I wasn’t bored one bit and I recognized Danshui!! I was actually quite sad to have the movie end, but you know what, the director was at the screening! Not only does this movie reflect on Taiwan’s impoverished children without shoving it your face, it does it in a light-hearted and fun manner.

Those boys are so adorable! Their names were awesome too. “一號” 和 “二號”。Liar #1 and Liar #2. The director said they spent months and months looking for the perfect child actors. It really paid off! They even filmed a scene outside the MRT station doing a snake charmer thing. Okay, so before I give away more of this movie, go see it!!