Chocolate is a working-class youth and a hot-shot street dancer. After beating a group of six dancers, Choco wins their leader Pachinko’s friendship and earns a reputation. They both fall in love with a girl named Ally, who plays Bach and loves surfing. One day Choco breaks his leg in a car ac...(Read more)
Chocolate is a working-class youth and a hot-shot street dancer. After beating a group of six dancers, Choco wins their leader Pachinko’s friendship and earns a reputation. They both fall in love with a girl named Ally, who plays Bach and loves surfing. One day Choco breaks his leg in a car accident and is forced to return home to his father, a worker in an ice factory. After Choco recovers, Ally encourages him to return to dancing. He resumes dancing and regains his confidence. He also meets a young man nicknamed King Kong and teaches him to dance. In the World Break Dance Competition, the ambitious disciple challenges the teacher for the championship.
Director Lee Chi-Yuarn studied filmmaking in UCLA and has worked in Hollywood studios for years. He brought an entire production crew back to Taiwan to make a sleek film, using Hip-hop shows to target a young audience. The aesthetics of the film leaves an indelible impression. Most of the dancing scenes are long or medium shots, creating a sense of a stage while preserving the dancer’s spectacular body movements. The film adopts the narrative of a traditional Kung-Fu genre, evident in the master-apprentice bonding between Chocolate and King Kong, the image of a swordsman in Choco’s father who teaches martial art through ice-cutting, and the climatic duel between the two heroes. In short, it’s a Hip-hop young adult movie which pays tribute to the Taiwanese Wuxia films of the 1970s.
|DVD source：||R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.|
|Taiwan Academies, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. please contact Embassies, Representative Offices of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C.|
|Director：||LEE Chi Y.|
|Language：||Mandarin, Taiwanese, English|
|Subtitle：||English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Actors：||CHEN Hsin-Hung, HUANG Po-Ching, Megan LAI, TANG Zhen-Gang|
|Screenplay：||LEE Chi Y.|
|Editor：||LIAO Ching-Song, LEE Chi Y.,TERNG Jaw-Chyang|
Chi & Company
2005 Tokyo International Film Festival
2006 Taipei Film Awards, Narrative Feature competition
2006 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
2006 Asia-Pacific Film Festival