綠帽子
Green Hat (2004)
Country: People's Republic of China
Language: Mandarin 
Release Date: 03/30/2005
 
Director
  Liu Fen-Dou
 
Producer
  Peggy Chiao Hung-Bing
 
 
Cast
  Liao Fan (2) ... Wang Yao
  Guo Tao ... Doctor
  Xi Zi ... Policeman
  Li Mei (5) ... Wang Mei
  Li Hai-Bin (1) ... Xiao B
  Hai Yi-Tian ... Swimming coach
  Dong Li-Fan    
 
Cinematographer
  Chen Ying (2)
 
 
 
Summary
 

The Green Hat took the best narrative feature prize and its director Liu Fendou was named best new narrative filmmaker at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. =============== ""What is love?"" a jilted young man who has held a telephone operator hostage desperately asks a Beijing police officer. The question lingers in the middle-aged officer's head as he goes to his doctor, who prescribes the popular blue pill to help with his sex life. The Green Hat is the Chinese term for a cuckold, and in Liu Fen Dou's film, the comic tragedy of a deceived man is given a spare, cool treatment. Shorn of all conventional visual or location color, The Green Hat is sharply observant and revealing of yet other details, as the middle-aged man takes on layer upon layer of humiliation when he is finally forced to confront his wife's infidelity, his loveless marriage, and the careless swagger of his wife's stud lover. The deliberate pace of this astonishing film, matched by unsparing cinematography, holds us in a helpless fascination as Liu takes us through the powerlessness, desperation, and cold humor in the lot of the cuckolded husband. And all the while the dreadful question hangs in the air: ""What is love?"" - Tribeca Film Festival