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''18'' is a 1993 Taiwanese
experimental film Experimental film, experimental cinema, or avant-garde cinema is a mode of filmmaking Filmmaking (film production) is the process by which a motion picture A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work o ...
directed by
Ho Ping Ho Ping (; born 1958) is a Taiwanese film director. Born in Hsinchu Hsinchu (Chinese: 新竹, Pinyin ''Hanyu Pinyin'' (), often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese, Standard Mandarin Chi ...
, written by Ho Ping and
Kuo Cheng Tao Te-san (born 24 August 1955), better known by his pen name Kuo Cheng, is a Taiwanese fiction writer. He is perhaps best known for writing the screenplays of several films directed by Ho Ping and Kevin Chu. His older brother Tao Te-chen (陶德 ...
, based on Kuo Cheng's 1991 short story "God's Dice" (上帝的骰子). The title refers to a popular Taiwanese gambling game played with 4 dice in a rice bowl, with the highest combination (called "18") containing 2 sixes and 2 of any identical number not six (i.e. 1166, 2266, 3366, 4466, and 5566).


Cast

* Wu Hsing-kuo as "Weirdo", probably a second-generation immigrant from mainland China who is a little confused about his identity * Lin Chi-lou as Weirdo's wife. * Lin Chia-chen as Weirdo's young daughter who is too mature for her age * Lu Hsiao-fen as Mingzhu, a convenience store owner * Lu Hsiao-fen as Ah Kiu, a hotel owner *
Tou Chung-hua Tuo Chung-hua (; born 10 October 1962) is a Taiwanese actor. He won the 2005 Golden Bell Award for Best Actor. Selected filmography *''Osmanthus Alley'' (1987) *''A Home Too Far'' (1990) *''Zodiac Killers'' (1991) *''18 (1993 film), 18'' (1993) *' ...
as Ah Hai * Chen Hui-lou as Ah Kiu's old husband who came from mainland China around 1949. *
Sze Yu Sze Yu (born 30 September 1962) is a Chinese-born Australian actor, television presenter and retired badminton player. As a badminton player, he represented both Hong Kong and Australia. In the 1980s, he was one of the top players in the world. ...
as Wu Sheng, an illegal immigrant from mainland China.


Awards and nominations

The film won
International Federation of Film Critics The International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI, short for Fédération Internationale de la PRESse CInématographique) is an association of national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world fo ...
Prize during the 1993
Thessaloniki International Film Festival The Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF), organized by the cultural institution of the same name under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture The Ministry of Culture and Sports ( el, Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού κ ...
in
Thessaloniki Thessaloniki (; el, Θεσσαλονίκη, ), also known as Thessalonica (), Saloniki or Salonica () is the second-largest city in Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, Elláda, ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in So ...

Thessaloniki
, Greece.


External links

* {{Imdb title, 0126181, Shi ba Films directed by Ho Ping Hokkien-language films Mandarin-language films Films with screenplays by Kuo Cheng Films shot in Taiwan Films set in Taiwan
1990s avant-garde and experimental films{{Navseasoncats 1990s films, Avant-garde and experimental Avant-garde and experimental films by decade, ...
Taiwanese films