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SFS Talkies: What On Earth Have I Done Wrong 情非得已之生存之道

What Doze Niu Chen-Zer, a famous Taiwanese actor and TV director, decides to make his first film to satirize the politicians and the chaotic media circus that everybody detests. What begins as a promising debut feature turns into a living nightmare as his company runs into financial troubles, his leading man quits, and Doze descends into manipulation, sexual frustration and relationship woes...
When 7 February 2009 (Saturday), 1:00 pm
Where The Picturehouse
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)

Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.


Director: Doze Niu Chen-Zer

M18 (Coarse Language, Sexual Scenes)/96 mins/ 35 mm color/ Mandarin, With English and Chinese Subtitles

Director's Statement

People in Taiwan are unhappy because of all the chaos in politics and the media. Unfortunately, I'm one of them. Therefore, I decided to make my first film into a mockumentary, to satirize politicians and the media circus. However, my real life broke into pieces before production even began. In the pursuit of my goals, I became selfish, egoistic and unfaithful in love, and I tried to avoid the problems in life, making me a defective and dissolute middle-aged man. We often ask, "Why are we not happy? What have we done wrong?" Hopefully, you may find the answer in this authentic and self exposing film, filled with laughter and tears!

About the Director

Doze Niu Chen-Zer got his first break in movies when he starred in Hou Hsiao Hsien's “The Boys From Fengkui”. After acting in more than 30 films, he directed his first TV drama "Kiss of The Toast", widely credited as a pioneering work of the Taiwanese "Trendy Idol Drama" genre. He then set up Honto Production Company in 2002, producing and directing other acclaimed TV work such as “Say Yes Enterprise” and “Wayward Kenting”. “What On Earth Have I Done Wrong?” is his feature film debut, which received the "Best Taiwanese Film" and "Best Taiwanese Filmmaker" accolades at the 2007 Golden Horse Awards.