"The Tenants Downstairs (樓下的房客),” a beguiling tale of voyeurism and mindless depravity that is touted the hottest Taiwanese blockbuster of the year, will have its U.S. debut on July 9 as the closing film of the 16th New York Asian Film Festival.
"The Tenants Downstairs” is a book-to-film adaption by Giddens Ko (九把刀), the writer who previously brought "You Are the Apple of My Eye (那些年，我們一起追的女孩)” and "Café. Waiting. Love. (等一個人咖啡)” to the silver screen.
However, the tone of this release deviates considerably from his previous romance blockbusters. As a voyeuristic landlord seeks deranged tenants who can satisfy his darkest fantasies about mankind's true nature, bodies begin to pile up before they learn how to work together.
Director Adam Tsuei (崔震東) and actresses Ivy Shao Yu-wei (邵雨薇) and Li Xing (李杏) will attend the movie premiere in New York and hold a post-screening Q&A session with moviegoers on July 9.
Four other Taiwanese movies will also be shown at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival - noir thriller "The Laundryman (青田街一號),” cop flick "Maverick (菜鳥),” supernatural ghost tale "The Tag-Along (紅衣小女孩),” and grief-struck drama "Zinnia Flower (百日告別).”
June 25 | ‘The Laundryman'
June 26 | ‘Maverick'
July 3 | ‘The Tag-Along'
July 3 | ‘Zinnia Flower'
July 9 | ‘The Tenants Downstairs'