Formula 17 – 2004
17 sui de tian kong (original title)
1h 33min | Comedy, Romance | 2 April 2004 (Taiwan)
A gay teenager falls for an architect after moving to the city to find a summer job.
Innocent boy sees then meets jaded boy. Jaded boy becomes unjaded. Familiar story but with a sweetness that can make even a tired old queen believe (again) in the power of love at first sight.
The supporting characters are truly funny and resemble many I’ve met in Asia. Even though the version I saw had 15 minutes of lost subtitles (?!?!?!?) the message was still clear.
I saw this at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. There was an error in the program. This movie is from TAIWAN not Thailand. But a lot of the charm that was part of Iron Ladies (from Thailand) can be seen in this film.
Not a deep film but certainly worth a see.
Director: Yin-jung Chen (as D.J. Chen)
Writer: Rady Fu
Stars: Tony Yo-ning Yang, Duncan Lai, King Chin