Psychological Thriller, Nina Wu 灼人秘密, Releases in Shaw Theatres This February2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Directed by Midi Z, Nina Wu《灼人秘密》 is a psychological thriller about a struggling actress who after eight years of toiling and playing small parts in short films, is finally offered a meaty lead role in an espionage spy thriller that requires her to perform explicit sex scenes. The film was celebrated and premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and was also the opening film at the 21st Taipei Film Festival.
Wu Ke-xi《吳可熙》who also co-wrote the screenplay, headlines the titular role of Nina Wu, an actress desperate for a career-defining breakout role. She won Best Actress for Ice Poison《冰毒》at Canada International Film and Television Festival in 2014 and was also nominated at 2016’s Golden Horse Awards for Best Leading Actress for The Road to Mandalay《再见瓦城》.
Adding on to the cast is Sung Yu-hua《宋芸桦》, who is best known for her roles in Café. Waiting. Love《等一个人咖啡》(2014) and the hit coming-of-age film, Our Times《我的少女时代 》(2015). Hsia Yu-chiao《夏于乔》joins her in this suspense film. The television host has clinched awards such as the 46th Golden Bell Awards for Best Host in a Comprehensive Show.
Witness how Nina Wu 《灼人秘密》 unfolds the dark side of the entertainment industry this 20 February.
After eight years toiling in bit-parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu finally gets her big break with a leading role in a spy thriller set in the 1960s. The part is challenging, not least because it calls for full nudity and explicit sex scenes, and the film’s director is often hard on her. But both the industry and the press are confident that the results are sensationally good. On the brink of triumph, though, Nina’s psychological resolve begins to crack. She rushes back to her family home to deal with two crises: her father’s business has gone bankrupt and her mother has suffered a heart attack. She dreams of rekindling a close relationship with her childhood friend Kiki but is haunted by paranoid fantasies that a mysterious woman is stalking and attacking her. As Nina clings to memories of happier times, it seems that there is one crucial memory that she is repressing.
In the meanwhile, watch the trailer below.
Photo credits: Shaw Pictures