Nominated for 12 Golden Horse Awards (Taiwan’s Academy Awards), Detention (aka Dekanalog) is a film critics are calling “The best video game adaptation ever made.” This supernatural thriller (based on the video game of the same name) is in U.S. cinemas and on VOD as of Friday, October 8. It looks badass!
Check out the trailer below, then read on for the details!
1962 Taiwan, during the time of the White Terror. Martial law is in full force across the country. In a time of extreme repression, all ideas considered to be dissident are banned, and the culprits are tortured or executed.
Tsuihua Secondary School is not an exception from this oppression. Despite close surveillance by the military police, Professor Chang runs an underground literary club where he and his students learn about banned books and dream of freedom. One of his club members, Fang is madly in love with him. The usually shy teenage girl from an abusive home manages to open up like a book in his presence.
But then, Chang disappears…
One night, Fang wakes up at her desk, the school around her changed and distorted. As she wanders through the sinister corridors and dilapidated rooms in search of her teacher, she meets Wei. Together, they must confront the ghosts and monsters that have taken over their alma mater in order to find out what has happened there.
John Hsu directed and co-wrote the film It stars Fu Meng-Po, Gingle Wang, and Tse Jing-Hua.
Here’s a look at the official poster art!
Detention is playing in U.S. theaters and is available on video on demand as of October 8, 2021. Watch for it!
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