The Best of Times

Synopsis: Although their characters and temperaments couldn't be less alike, 19-year olds Wei and Jie are best friends. They're also neighbours, living with widower fathers and problem siblings in the suburbs of Taipei. When Wei is promoted from the rank of nightclub parking valet to the rank of debt-collector in Brother Gu's gang, he persuades his boss to hire Jie to work alongside him. Things begin to go wrong when they are given a handgun to reward their success in the new job. Always excitable and volatile, Jie becomes reckless and dangerous when he has the gun in his hand. When they try to collect a debt from the boss of a rival gang, a fight erupts and Jie shoots the gang-boss. The boys find themselves on the run. But fate and their youthful dreams still have tricks to play...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Tso-chi Chang
  6 wins & 9 nominations.
109 min




Come here!


I have to hang something


You never stop!

"""Okay, okay!"""

Get me the 8-God banner

I know what you need


"""Granny, where is it?"""

It's there!

I got it

"""Right, it's Dragon Boat Festival day"""

Here's the 8-God banner

I'll show you some magic

Watch this Here

"""1, 2, 3! It's here, right? Watch!"""

Why are you standing there?

Keep quiet!

"""Watch 1, 2, 3!"""

My kid brother plays tricks

Shut up!

My kid brother plays tricks

"""1 , 2, 3!"""

"""The water's boiling, quick!"""

Who are these gods?

The 8 Gods

I know that much!

Put it up

Your sticky rice is ready


How does it go?

Keep it level!

"""Dad, the water's too hot!"""

"""Ah Kee, what are you doing?"""

Washing my feet!

"""That water's for the rice,

not to wash your feet!"""

Damn it!

"""Careful, it's hot"""


"80 hot, so hot

Here's the sticky rice


Feels good!

You're soaked again! Every time it rains

Act your age! What's wrong with you?

Don't you ever listen?

Clean up your room! You never listen!

What's wrong with my room?

It's a pigsty!

"""If you hadn't squandered all our money,"""

We'd be better off

"""All right, Granny, don't go on at him

Min is sleeping"""


What is it?

Get Wei a towel

Why can't he get one himself?

Where's my mousse?

I didn't take it

"""Come on, get it for me"""

Here it is

"""Jie, what have you done?"""

The floor's all wet!

Mop it up! You hear me?


Why don't you do one of me?

Wouldn't you rather Min did one?

Don't you like hers better?

You do one

"""Don't want to, mine are no good"""

How come you're all wet?

Never you mind

Won't you catch cold?

Just be quiet!

"""Jie, won't you catch cold?"""

Stop pacing around! Sit down!

Where's the pen I was using yesterday?

"""Ah Jie! Ah Kee, come here and pray!"""

Come on! Did you hear me?

Mu-Dad' rm here..."-

Where's Jie?

"""Dad, I've done it"""

Ah Kee

"""Ah Jie, I've done mine"""

Aren't those the ones?

I want to do something like this

You'd find it easier to start with

a pencil sketch

Start with a sketch

I want to do this kind. Where is this?



Where you and your boyfriend...

How come the sea looks dead?

Does it?

"""Sure, there's no fish!"""

Here it's beautiful

"""See, the sun shines through the blue waves"""

guess so, it was just the way I saw it"""

But the most important thing

is my Bruce Lee!

"""No, no"""

Paint a Bruce Lee for me

Do one yourself

Please do Bruce Lee in oils for me!

Do it yourself!

"""Uncle, don't drink too much"""


Put your shirt on!


Put your shirt on!

More rice?

Put your shirt on!

Just had a shower, I'm still hot"""

Wear your shirt at the table


"""Dudu, can I have some rice?"""

Put it down.

Why don't you listen to your dad?

"""Ah Kee, you caught a cold?"""

Put on your shirt or I'll spank you!

Wipe your nose!

"""Dudu, turn down the TV, it's too noisy"""

Why is it always me?


Just the vegetables?

"""Granny, can I help you with anything?"""

I can manage

You can manage okay

"""Dad, did you try the lottery again?"""





I wouldn't dare

"""Jie, I don't have any rice"""

You don't? Hang on

"""Granny, does Dad still try the lottery?"""

"""He used to, but he's stopped now"""

Take this to Dad

You haven't given him any rice

He just wants vegetables

"""Ah Jie, any chilli sauce?"""

"""Oh, it's here never mind"""

"""Hello, good evening"""

First time here?

"""No, we're regulars I'm with Manager Ho"""

"""Ah, Manager Ho it's been a while"""

How's business?

"""Great, couldn't be better"""

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