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 >