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Film About Taiwanese 'Cram Schools' Opens

By November 11, 2012

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Director Hou Chi Jan's latest film, When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep, a teenage romance set on Nanyang Street in Taipei, opened this weekend in Taipei.

The film centers of Tung, who goes to Nanyang Street, a street full of buxibans (cram schools) in search of an ex-girlfriend who dumped him to go to cram school. Instead, he finds a girl who likes to draw sheep on her test papers. The setting is fitting as many Taiwanese students have little free time after school as most attend cram schools, which offer after-school tutoring that goes well into the night. Many children and teenagers meet their friends at school and at buxiban. The film is slated to open in Hong Kong next week and in Singapore later this year. I hope it comes to New York so I can see it; otherwise, I'll have to wait for the DVD.

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