Synopsis by Mark Deming
Two lonely men discover what they think is a life-changing windfall in this comedy-drama from Taiwan. Manuel (Epy Quizon) and Dado (Bayani Agbayani) are a pair of Filipino guest workers struggling to earn a living at a bicycle factory in Taiwan. They work long hours six days a week and are forced to live in a dormitory near the factory, with Sunday the only day where they can indulge their own interests. Manuel wants to win the heart of a beautiful woman, while Dado just wants to make enough money to go back to his wife and kids. One Sunday, after attending church, the men find a beautiful red leather couch that represents the sort of homey touch lacking in their lives. The couch is theirs if they can carry it away, but it's on one side of the city of Taipei and the dorm is on the other, and getting their new piece of furniture home before curfew leads to a series of unexpected adventures. Pinoy Sunday was the first feature film from Malaysian-born filmmaker Ho Wi Ding.
couch, dormitory, factory