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Formula 17
Directed by Chen Yin-jung
Produced by Aileen Li
Written by Rady Fu
Starring Tony Yang
Duncan Lai
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Release date 2 April 2004 (Taiwan)
Running time 93 min.
Language Mandarin, Cantonese
IMDb profile

Formula 17 (17歲的天空, pinyin: shi2 qi1 sui4 de tian1 kong1) is a 2004 movie which was directed by Chen Yin-jung (陳映蓉). It stars Tony Yang (楊佑寧), Duncan (周群達), King Chin (金勤), Dada Ji (季宏全), Jimmy Yang (楊俊明), Jason and Chang (張大鏞). It is a gay romantic comedy. Image File history File links Formula_17_film. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n), also known as scheme of the Chinese phonetic alphabet (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音方案; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音方案; Pinyin: HànyÇ” PÄ«nyÄ«n fāngàn), while pin means spell(ing) and yin means sound(s)), is a system of romanization (phonemic notation... This is a list of film-related events in 2004. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... In modern society, gay is a word which can be used as either a noun or adjective. ...

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Film Overview

Formula 17 is a movie about Chou T'ien-Tsai, a romantic Taiwanese male who takes a trip to visit an online boyfriend in person for the first time. Finding his internet relationship to not be suitable for his real life, he moves on with his life and rooms with an old time friend of his. This film is about T'ien's experiences with his loyal roommate and his friends, and a surprising relationship that he develops with the local "Playboy".


Plot Detail

Naive countryman Chou T'ien-Tsai goes to Taipei to meet an internet friend face-to-face. Being a romantic, and believing in 'true love' (he even has a book called Love Is A Kind Of Faith), he is sorely disappointed when his friend suggests they have sex with no love. T'ien instead goes to a bar and runs into his ex-classmate Yu, and in the process meets the 'Number One Playboy' Bai Tie Nan, who is notorious for one night stands. T'ien very quickly develops a liking towards Bai. City nickname: the City of Azaleas Government Official Website City of Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou Capital District Xinyi Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 16 of 25 271. ...


After the night at the bar and becoming roommates to Yu, T'ien gets a job as a pool attendant, and has a lot of run-ins with Bai, who seems to like T'ien mutually. Scenes with Bai and his psychologist show that Bai has a problem kissing people. After advice to practice kissing a mirror, and then a dummy (both of which fail to help him), he resorts to trying to kiss his longtime friend, but can't bring himself to do it.


One night, T'ien shows up at Bai's doorstep and they end up sleeping together consensually. True to his nature, Bai disappears the next day, leaving his friend to turn up at his house and explain that 'he hopes you don't misunderstand'. T'ien is very hurt, and not knowing the entire story about Bai's intimacy issues he leaves a message that 'this kind of misunderstanding won't happen again'.


T'ien prepares to leave his roommate's dwelling and return to his own home. In the meantime, T'ien's friends corner Bai, who admits that he hurt the person he loves. After a silent prayer for a second chance, he sees T'ien heading up an escalator. His first attempt to apologise fails, and T'ien literally runs away. He nearly gets run down by a scooter, but Bai intercepts and they make up.


The ending credits also include a short segment on the three supporting cast and their somewhat stereotyped views upon gay fashion.


See also

  • List of gay-related movies
  • Homosexuality in China

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Formula 17 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (480 words)
Formula 17 (17歲的天空, pinyin: shi2 qi1 sui4 de tian1 kong1) is a 2004 movie which was directed by Chen Yin-jung (陳映蓉).
Formula 17 is a movie about Chou T'ien-Tsai, a romantic Taiwanese male who takes a trip to visit an online boyfriend in person for the first time.
Finding his internet relationship to not be suitable for his real life, he moves on with his life and rooms with an old time friend of his.
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