Au Revoir Taipei

Synopsis: A love story takes place over the course of one evening in Taipei.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Arvin Chen
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
85 min

Hello Faye!

Are you good?

Paris are good?

I learn French for you!

I want to live with Paris in you.

But money I do not have.

Paris is world of love.

Without you Taipei is very sad.

Very very sad.

Work with my father and my mother.

Day after day, my life is same.

I always think of you.

Imagine us on the streets of Paris.

You are my happiness.

You are...

Anyway, I'm still practicing everyday.

Hope I have a chance to speak

to you soon. me back when you can.

Okay, that's all for now.


The moonlight shines...

On an open road...

A breeze is blowing...

I wait for him..., but he's not there.

But my heart doesn't know...

If he is coming.

It sounds ridiculous

But really...

I haven't felt like this in a long time.

This woman has brought love back

into my life.

Think about it.

All this other stuff: Protection...



Running numbers, loan-sharking...

It's all meaningless to me now.

Brother Bao.

I think you might be having...

Some kind of mid-life crisis.

You ever been to Hainan lsland?


What are you going to do there?

Enjoy life with her.

And grow old together.

Oh, my South China Sea Girl.

Don't be so brokenhearted!

F*ck off.

But Brother Bao...

Your real estate company

is making good money.

Yeah, it's doing well.

Everyone knows that.

And it's clean.

But this other score...

If we take care of that...

Then I'm set!

Brother Bao...

Are you sure about this?

When you get to my age...

You just want to be happy.

F*ck off.

I don't understand.

I don't understand.

Excuse me, sorry.

This isn't a library you know.

I'm just flipping through this.

But you're here every night.

Why don't you just buy it?

I don't know. I guess I'm just bored.

You must be really bored.


I'm not making fun ofyou.

It's just that I see you in here a lot.


Anyway, see you tomorrow.

Oh, okay.

Hello Faye.

How are you?

I haven't spoken to you in a while.

If you get a chance

Can you give me a call back?

You're always in my heart.

Good night, my little butterfly.

About those four units...

Right, four units,

each 300 square meters.

I had them appraised already.

I start showing them next week.

It's all taken care of.

Very good.

Uncle, I got a handle

on the real estate stuff.

But there are other things

I'm capable of.

Kai, take this to Brother Bao.


Are you asleep?

I'm fine.

If there's anything I can help with...

Brother Bao.

Kai, you're around a lot these days.

Oh yeah, just helping out.

It's temporary.

I see.


we could use a smart college boy.

It's okay, I've got plans already.

Well, if you need anything....

Just let me know.

Don't be shy.

Sure. Thanks, Brother Bao..

Enjoying that?


-Good luck. -Thanks.

-Come again. -Sure.

Ma'am, I'd like to buy a scratcher.

Sure, what kind?

One "Dream Come True".

One "Treasure Chest".


The fortune god wishes you luck.

He hasn't been much help lately.

No way.

Come play more often.

And he'll take good care of you.

Hey! Come back here!


Come back!

I'm going to get you!

Watch the hair!

You little thugs!

Running away!

Come back here!

Come back!

I don't understand.

What are you reading?

Just this.


It's got a pronunciation guide.

So... you're teaching yourself French?


Is itworking?

I'm not sure.

Maybe you should try something else.

Hello Faye.

Is something wrong?

Why haven't you called me?

I justwant to know that you're okay.

I miss you so much.

I love you so much.


F*ck off!

-Don't run! -Freeze!

Hey, don't run!

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Arvin Chen

Arvin Chen (born 26 November 1978) is a Taiwanese American film writer and director best known for his film Au Revoir Taipei, a Mandarin romantic comedy film set in Taipei and executive produced by Wim Wenders. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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