‘Do Not Go Gentle In Taipei’: An Adventure Gone Wrong

What if the adventure you are waiting for a long time turns into a crime? Would you still be gentle?

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Do Not Go Gentle in Taipei‘ is an award-winning short film featuring three talented young actors who have earned nominations at the Golden Horse and Golden Bell Awards, Wan Yu Xuan, Angel Lee, and Pan Gang Da directed by Yi Ling Wang. The film won the Best TV award at the 57th Golden Bell TV Awards. The story depicts Xiao-an and Mi-mi, a lesbian couple who want to have a blast by picking a guy at random, encountering A-Kai, a guy waiting for a mysterious on-call work. They hit it off right away. Yet, not getting what they want, they end up getting involved in a crime due to circumstances beyond their control.

 

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Do Not Go Gentle in Taipei

The movie starts out with Xiao-an and Mi-mi having a blast in a Taipei pub. The two girls were having a good time and getting down in the crowded bar when Xiao-an informed her that a total stranger had asked for her number and was interested in going out for a late-night snack with her. When three males saw the two women, they advised them to calm down while they continued to stare at some men on the dance floor. The two girls, though, shared a kiss and the guys turned to go. The ladies continued to dance until a man in the club’s corner attracted their attention.

They watched the guy silently as they kept dancing. They finally went up to the man and introduced themselves after agreeing that it was time to depart if Xiao-an declared it to be over. A-kai is the man they have. The females inquire as to if he is enjoying himself alone at the crowded club, and he replies that he is simply passing through. He declines Mi-mi’s invitation to dance, claiming he doesn’t enjoy it. Mi-mi persists, telling him he just needs more alcohol to get hyped up. The three energized the dance floor as the music grew increasingly upbeat.

Do Not Go Gentle in Taipei

The girls found out that he lives in Xin-yi district, a place near the pub. He also told them that he was staying at the hotel, that he was not from Taipei, and that he just went there for a gig. They smoked, drank, and talked at the rear of the pub. Mimi continues to inquire in order to learn more about the job he has in Taipei. Xiao-an told her that it was like she was doing a background check on him, but he responded that he was only waiting for the message so he could complete the task and return home the next day. After he says that, they think he is mysterious, and because he is leaving for home the following day, they make a promise to get him drunk that evening.

The three night owls took advantage of the city nights after drinking at the pub. Under Taipei’s starry night, they moved, ran, and played like kids. He says that it’s his first time strolling past midnight in Taipei and that the city appears to be so quiet as they continue their midnight stroll. Mi-mi, however, asserts that he is mistaken adding that there’s a saying “Don’t Go Gentle in Taipei”. They arrived at a motor parking space and lingered there for quite some time. He questioned the two girls about what was up after noticing some odd looks between them. He replies that they both look fantastic after Xiao-an asks what he thinks of them. And then she admitted that they needed help. She finally dropped the bomb, informing him that Mi-mi had never had sex with a guy and asking him if he could do it with her.

He was startled and thought the two girls were strange. He initially objected but in the end, conceded on one condition, they had to be finished by sunrise since he had to work the following day. They found themselves in a motel room. He was bound to the bed, blindfolded and the girls had a shower. Mi-mi claims that when they started touching him, his manhood appeared unusual to her because it was smaller than what she had seen in porn videos. She attempted to touch his manhood but she was unable to do so without hurting him. As a result, they instructed Xiao-an to begin and she would take over once he became resistant. She continued to do it despite feeling it was wrong. When she finishes, Mi-mi takes over, which leaves everybody in awe since he starts being tough right away.

But the moment A-kai got hard, Mi-mi felt like doing it the other way around. Xiao-an got confused when she climbed up on top of her and started kissing her. The man beside them gets confused when he hears soft moans coming from the girls. Mi-mi started to touch her breasts and grind on top of her. After reaching the climax, Mi-mi told them that she was finally ready. She drank alcohol first before climbing up on top of him. She started grinding on top of him, and just a minute later, Xiao-an told them to stop. Mi-mi gets shocked when the latter tells them that she doesn’t want to do it anymore. She asks her why she’s had a change of heart when she’s the one who set everything up.

Xiao-an told her that everything that was happening is making her sick, and she only agreed to do it because of her nonstop nagging. But the latter told her that she thought it was a mutual agreement between the two of them. The man told them to untie him, but the girls continued to fight. A moment later, they all decided to end their wild night. The man fell asleep, while the two women stayed awake until dawn. His phone rings, and Mi-mi reads the message “Time to move. Meet me at seven”. That message made them more confused about the guy beside them, so they checked out his belongings. They found some cards in his wallet, and Mi-mi suggested trying them out.

They went to a convenience store to withdraw some money from one of the cards they found. There’s a guy outside the store who keeps calling someone. And later, he went inside the store and asked her where she got the card. They told them that it was their friend’s card, and he just asks them to get money for him, but the guy wants them to give him the card, telling them he was an undercover police officer and he’s been tracking the card for a long time. A moment later, policemen arrived at the store, and the guy went away. They approached the girls and asked about the card. The police ask her to call the owner of the card, and when she says that she can’t reach him, they tell her that they will bring her to the police station. When she heard that, she ran away from the store. While at the hotel, A-kai dresses up and leaves the hotel room.

The film ends with Mi-mi running for her life while being chased by the police. Xiao-an was hiding in the back of a car while watching Mi-mi get chased by the police. And A-kai, riding in a cab, smiled while looking at the sky. They say when we are young, we are reckless and don’t think about the consequences of the things we do. This film showed us that sometimes curiosity can really turn a supposed fun night into a crime.

 

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