Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Agenda Cultural - Buenos Aires
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The Laundryman

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Nothing is what it seems in the laundromat of beautiful A-Gu, because what they offer behind the washing machines is a service in which the chemicals and equipment they have in the store can be very useful to “clean up” any kind of evidence.

In the laundromat run by the beautiful A-Gu, the word cleaning is used in all of its meanings. But when the finest hit man –among the many operating behind this clean business front– starts to be disturbed by the ghosts of his victims, it is time for a kind of cleaning they haven’t contemplated before. A psychic woman runs the ectoplasm valet service (with a bit of ballet in it) and has a capacity for possessions –a talent that will unleash a dirty
war between the anonymous killer and A-Gu. Jumping from one genre to the other with grace, speed, and that melancholic glow patented by Wong Kar-wai (his company Jet Tone Films is one of the producers here), Lee Chung’s first film vindicates Asian cinema’s capacity for surprise, which we were starting to miss. AM

Other title/s: Qing tian jie yi hao / El lavandero
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 112


D: Lee Chung G: Lee Chung, Chen Yu-hsun F: Yao Hung-i E: Yao Hung-i, Yang Wei-hsin, Chiang Yi-ning, Shieh Meng-ju DA: Wang Chih-Chen S: Kuo Li-chi M: Wen Tzu-chieh P: Lee Lieh, Roger Huang CP: 1 Production Film Co.
I: Chang Hsiao-chuan, Sui Tang, Wan Qian, Yeo YannYann


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Lee Chung

He was born in Taiwan, and studied filmmaking at the University of Columbia in New York. In 2009, his thesis film Mochi was screened in several festivals as well as awarded at home. 

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