Likewise, the imaginary Taiwan I partly built from movies is also made up of these oldies: the Hole, directed by Tsai Ming Liang, is one of the first Taiwanese movies I taped and watched restlessly when I was a TVphagous. The movie takes place at the turn of the millenium and depicts a very gloomy Taiwanese city devastated by a strange virus which is responsible for a illness called "the cockroach disease" as people suffering from this disease tend to act like cockroaches! Although the movie is quite dark (in every sense as it is also raining most of the time), it also goes through merrier moments when it depicts the love story between the two main characters who start to sing and dance as if they were in a musical comedy. One of the songs interpreted by the female character is nothing else than one Gelan's song!
Then, to me, 我要你的愛 (Wo yao ni de ai, "I want your love") is also closely related to my fantasized Taipei and, after visiting one of its most picturesque sites, The Taiwan Beer Brewery, I did this small montage on erenlai TV:
Also watch Bendu creation:
(Photos from Air Hostess (Li Men, 1959) and