Mystery-tinged historical thriller “Fanxiao” (“Detention”) harks back to a dark period of Taiwan’s history

1 Production Film; Filmagic Pictures Co.; Gamania Digital Entertainment Company
Gingle Wang, Meng-Po Fu and Jing-Hua Tseng
Directed by John Hsu

Taiwanese director John Hsu’s first feature length film is a political statement disguised as a historical thriller tinged with moments of horror. “Fanxiao” (“Detention” in the Mandarin original) is a compelling and generally effective hybrid that walks its characters through the hell of existing in a dystopian society while confronting the difficulties of their reality. Fang Ray-Shin and ... more >

SONY PICTURES acquires Dane Cook’s Detention

Sony Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to Detention Films’ "Detention," which just took home the Youth Jury prize at the Seattle International Film Festival. “This is the best apocalyptic fantasy, horror, science fiction, action- thriller, body swapping, time-traveling teen romantic comedy that we have ever screened. The pace, energy, and awesomeness Joseph Kahn has achieved in ... more >