Meili Shiguang (2002)

Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Japan, Taiwan  |  
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Chang Tso-Chi's Meili Shiguang (The Best of Times) is a drama about teenage friends in over their heads. Wei (Fan Wing) is a nineteen year-old nightclub employee from a troubled family. His best friend is the unpredictable and occasionally unstable Jie (Gao Meng-Jie). Wei is given a promotion at his place of employment when the gangster that owns the establishment asks Wei to make collections. Wei brings Jie along, but Jie ends up killing a rival gangster, setting off a series of events that threaten both of their lives.The Best of Times competed at the Venice Film Festival.