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Detention

Runtime: 103 Minutes | Rating: Not Rated
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Director: John Hsu
Cast: Gingle Wang, Fu Meng-Po, Tse Jing-Hua
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Distributor: Dekanalog

Synopsis

Taiwan, 1962, during the time of the White Terror. In this time of extreme repression, dissident are tortured or executed. Tsuihua Secondary School is no exception. Despite close surveillance by the military police, Professor Chang (Fu Meng-Po) runs an underground literary club where he and his students learn about banned books and dream of freedom. One of his club members, Fang is madly in love with him. The usually shy girl from an abusive home manages to open up like a book in his presence. Then Chang disappears. Fang determines to find him.

"Legitimately chilling. Beautifully brutal creative choices and vibrantly horrible sequences bombard the viewer." -Rosie Knight, Nerdist