Orz Boyz (2008)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - Taiwan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A pair of youthful troublemakers have a hard time navigating the path of the straight and narrow in this drama from writer and director Yang Ya-che. "Liar No. 1" (Pang Chin-yu) is a boy growing up in the seaport community of Danshui, where appropriately his best friend is a kid a couple years younger named "Liar No. 2" (Lee Kuan-yi). Both boys have a habit of getting into trouble at school and neither has a happy home life; No. 2 has been abandoned by his parents and is being raised by his grandmother (Mei Fang), who makes ends meet practicing herbal medicine. Despite their fondness for pranks and tall tales, the two boys find maturity is sneaking up on them, and as they struggle to stay out of trouble despite themselves, circumstances threaten to tear their friendship apart. Jiong nanhai (aka Orz Boyz) was an official selection at the 2008 Hong Kong Film Festival.