Wrath of Desire 愛.殺

Format: Feature
Sub-format: Narrative
Genre: Bisexual, Drama, Erotic, Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Romance, Transgender
Film length: 118 mins
Countries of Origin: Taiwan
Countries of Filming: Taiwan
Film languages: Chinese Mandarin
Year: 2021
Director: Zero Chou 周美玲
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Basic info


The body never lies


Phoenix Du, the illicit daughter of a presidential candidate, kills the thug who breaks into her apartment to silence her. She comes before prosecutor Jade Liu, who, before demanding Phoenix's three-and-a-half years sentence for manslaughter, has a night of passion with her that redirects both of their lives. As Phoenix writes her hundreds of letters and begs her to wait for her release, Jade, in fear of her own desire, goes on to marry Meng Ye, the genderless young man she saved from prison who reminds her of her late brother.

Festivals and Awards

★ Nominated for the Rebels With A Cause category at the 2020 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia ★ Winner of the Best Actress Award at the Taipei Film Festival 2021 ★ Selected for 2021 Osaka Asian Film Festival ★ Selected for 2021 Brisbane Queer Film Festival ★ Selected for 2021 Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival ★ Shortlisted for the 2022 Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival in Slovenia

Cast & Crew

Zero Chou 周美玲
Teddy Award-Best Feature Film ("Spider Lilies") Golden Horse Award-Best Taiwanese Film Of The Year ("Splendid Float")
Peace Yang 陽靚
Golden Bell Award-Best Leading Actress Nominee ("Lethe") Golden Bell Award-Best New Actress Nominee ("Love, Lost and Found")
Chia Wei Weng 翁嘉薇