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by Hou Hsiao Hsien


Set in 1911, 1996 and 2005, and featuring the same two actors in the leading roles, three stories of desire, ambition, deceit and communication: in 1966 – "A Time for Love" – a soldier searches for a young woman he met one afternoon playing pool; "A Time for Freedom", set in a bordello in 1911, revolves around a singer's longing to escape her surroundings; in 2005 in Taipei, "A Time for Youth" dramatizes a triangle in which a singer has an affair with a photographer while her partner suffers.

international title: Three Times
original title: Three Times
country: France, Taiwan
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Hou Hsiao Hsien
film run: 120'
release date: FR 16/11/2005, BE 15/02/2006, NL 27/04/2006, UK 04/08/2006, ES 25/08/2006
screenplay: Chu T'ien-Wen, Hou Hsiao Hsien
cast: Shu Qi, Chang Chen, Mei Fang, Liao Su-Jen, Di Mei, Chen Shi-Zheng, Lee Pei-Hsuan
cinematography by: Mark Lee Ping Bing
film editing: Liao Ching-Song
art director: Huang Wen-Ying
producer: Chang Hua-Fu, Huang Wen-Ying, Liao Ching-Song, Gilles Ciment
production: Orly Films, Paradis Films, 3H Films, Sinomovie
distributor: Océan Films, Golem Distribución, Curzon Artificial Eye, Filmmuseum Distributie, Lumière, Benelux Films Distributors Belgium (BFD)
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