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The House Masters

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  • Taiwan
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89 min
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Society
  • Human Interest


The House Masters records the efforts of the survivors living in Shihmen Village in Guosing Township, Nantou County as they try to help themselves on the road to recovery without media or government aid. The film follows the stubborn attempts of senior residents to go on living in tents. The activities of the residents in a housing complex called “The House Masters” also come into focus as the earthquake exposes the use of inferior construction materials. The elderly eventually pass away in loneliness, while the housing complex residents suing the construction company are confronted with legal contradictions. A final note adding that the trial is still in progress reminds us of the severe difficulties faced on the road from disaster to recovery.


Festivals & Awards

2005 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
2005 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival


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