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No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) Blu-ray Region A

Leon Dai (Director) | Chen Wen Bin (Producer, Actor) | Chao Yo Hsuan (Actor) | Lin Zhi Ru (Actor)
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Winner of Best Film, Director, and Original Screenplay at the 46th Golden Horse Awards, No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti is based on a true story that gripped the Taiwan headlines in 2003. A man holding his daughter stood at the edge of a pedestrian bridge, using his life as a final lobby to keep his family intact. Many TV stations broadcast the desperate standoff live, but the day after that the man and the little girl had disappeared from the news cycle, their story forgotten before it was even told.

Returning to the director's chair six years after Twenty Something Taipei, actor-turned-director Leon Dai sensitively recounts the circumstances that brought them to that bridge in a brilliant black-and-white docudrama that is as simple as it is stunning. Li Wu Hsiung (played by the film's co-writer and producer Chen Wen Pin) and his young daughter Mei (Chao Yo Hsuan) squat in a rundown shack at a Kaohsiung port. Though poor, the two have each other and that's enough. With Mei reaching school age, Li tries to enroll her for school, but the process reveals that he doesn't have the necessary paperwork to prove he is Mei's legal guardian. When the authorities threaten to take Mei away, Li fights back with everything he's got, but everywhere he goes it's more bureaucracy and red tape, and a mounting desperation that drives him to the edge.

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Product Title: No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version) 不能沒有你 (Blu-ray) (中英文字幕) (台灣版) 不能没有你 (Blu-ray) (中英文字幕) (台湾版) 不能没有你 (Blu-ray) (台湾版) No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)
Also known as: I can't live without you / Not Without You I can't live without you / Not Without You I can't live without you / Not Without You I can't live without you / Not Without You I can't live without you / Not Without You
Artist Name(s): Leon Dai | Chen Wen Bin (Actor) | Chao Yo Hsuan (Actor) | Lin Zhi Ru (Actor) 戴立忍 | 陳文彬 (Actor) | 趙 祐萱 (Actor) | 林 志儒 (Actor) 戴立忍 | 陈文彬 (Actor) | 赵 佑萱 (Actor) | 林 志儒 (Actor) 戴立忍(レオン・ダイ) | Chen Wen Bin (Actor) | Chao Yo Hsuan (Actor) | Lin Zhi Ru (Actor) Leon Dai | Chen Wen Bin (Actor) | Chao Yo Hsuan (Actor) | Lin Zhi Ru (Actor)
Director: Leon Dai 戴立忍 戴立忍 戴立忍(レオン・ダイ) Leon Dai
Producer: Chen Wen Bin 陳文彬 陈文彬 Chen Wen Bin Chen Wen Bin
Blu-ray Region Code: A - Americas (North, Central and South except French Guiana), Korea, Japan, South East Asia (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) What is it?
Release Date: 2010-11-09
Language: Original Soundtrack
Subtitles: English, Traditional Chinese
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Picture Format: [HD] High Definition What is it?
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Color Information: Black & White
Sound Information: Dolby Digital 2.0
Disc Format(s): Blu-ray
Screen Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080 progressive scan)
Duration: 112 (mins)
Publisher: Gold Typhoon (TW)
Package Weight: 120 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1023636539

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台灣真實社會事件 一則父親與女兒最令人動容的親情告白

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愛心的設計裡還可以貼上自己的照片,成為獨一無二的「不能沒有你」手札!!

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在高雄港的碼頭邊,無照的潛水伕父親,與七歲大的女兒相依為命,靜靜生活著。儘管物質上沒有奢華的享受,作息簡簡單單,兩個人的心裡卻是充實而溫暖。直到女兒屆臨入學年紀,沒有監護權的父親為了替女兒報戶口南北來回奔波,警察、社會局介入,眼見衝突一觸即發,父親為了要和女兒共同生活下去,不惜作出大膽行徑…。由台灣真實社會事件改編,在困頓的時代裡,為了最愛的人,要如何不放棄生命的希望與努力,2009年最真情催淚的台灣電影!

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Professional Review of "No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (Blu-ray) (English Subtitled) (Taiwan Version)"

February 19, 2020

This professional review refers to No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (Blu-ray) (2020 Reprint) (Taiwan Version)
Actor-director Leon Dai takes a 180-degree turn from Twenty Something Taipei for the unassuming black-and-white drama No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti. Meaning "cannot live without you", No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti tells the based-on-a-true-story tale of an uneducated man in Kaohsiung who finds himself victim to an impersonal bureaucracy. However, despite that description, this is not really a social drama. The film opens with a television broadcast of the man threatening to jump off a bridge along with a young girl, with the media reporting, the police trying to intervene, and numerous onlookers watching and sometimes commenting cynically. His beef: that life and society have treated him unfairly.

Flash back two months and the same man seems like an altogether different person. Li Wu-Hsiung (Chen Wen-Pin) is an uneducated laborer who works small, sometimes illegal jobs while squatting in an abandoned warehouse on the docks. Living with him is his daughter Mei (Chao Yo-Hsuan), who's similarly uneducated but loves her father nonetheless. Her mother ran off years ago, leaving the father-daughter pair to share a meager, but affectionate existence.

Wu-Hsiung must register their household for Mei to legally to start school, but it turns out that her mother - to whom Wu-Hsiung was never legally married - was really married to another man, meaning they are Mei's legal guardians and not Wu-Hsiung. Urged on by old friend A-Tsai (Lin Chih-Ju), Wu-Hsiung treks to Taipei to see an old classmate who's now a legislator, in hopes of becoming Mei's legal guardian. The legislator offers to help, but refers him to another official in Taipei. He's soon referred back to Kaohsiung, and then to subsequent agencies, with help and hope decreasing with each stop. Fearing that he may lose Mei for good, Wu-Hsiung is driven to desperation, leading to the very event that opens the film.

The audience revisits the scene where Wu-Hsiung threatens to jump to his death along with Mei, but the circumstances surrounding the event have now been fleshed out, and the truths gleamed may not be ones expected. Considerable depth, affection, and understanding have been established by Dai's generous, nonjudgmental direction. Dai has the opportunity to create a film extolling the lower classes and condemning impersonal bureaucracy, but his goal seems simultaneously lesser and greater than those obvious themes. The fault for Wu-Hsiung's plight lies with many, but Dai shows this without overriding the story's most basic emotion: that of a father's fear of losing his daughter.

The film's portrayal of bureaucracy is ultimately more about circumstance and misunderstanding rather than outright critique. The outrage towards impersonal government types is present but fleeting; Dai skillfully portrays the reality of the situations without obvious intent or mawkish emotions, with little overt dialogue or music to guide the audience. Nothing about No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti is showy, from the realistic performances and unobtrusive camerawork to the austere black-and-white cinematography. The power of this story is not in its meaning, but in its emotions and its characters, and Dai never leads the audience astray. There's nary a false note in this simple story.

No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti succeeds in its aims handily, and proves moving and thoughtful without resorting to manipulation or announcement of intent. The film requires some patience; at times, Dai's storytelling may appear too slow, but the film never meanders nor loses focus, and when the final payoff arrives, the emotions are acutely and even gratefully felt. Dai's film is a throwback, offering a straightforward story that can be enjoyed and appreciated without necessarily seeking value and meaning in the director's craft or the writer's script. The film succeeds largely because it lacks pretensions - or perhaps hides them so well that audiences may not discern them. The only noticeable pretension in the film may be its English-language title, which is oddly in Spanish. That's not really a flaw at all.

by Kozo - LoveHKFilm.com

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Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (1)

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November 30, 2009

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congrats Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
I just want to say ... congrats on the Golden Horse Award ... ;) ... For those who are keen, this film is also representing Taiwan in the Oscar Award this year. I will get the DVD when it is available.
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