Thanatos, Drunk :- Watch Thanatos, Drunk on Youtube on Fire, Death and dipsomania get equally lifeless treatment in “Thanatos, Drunk,” Taiwanese auteur Chang Tso-chi’s muddled drama about how an anguished punk, his gay brother and their gigolo friend wallow daily in booze, brawls and sex. Other than an awkward foray into homosexual content, Chang pulls out stock tropes from his oeuvre, half-heartedly reshuffling themes of disability, dysfunctional families and underworld blues to lackluster, largely unconvincing effect. The director’s distinctly stylized visuals rep one of the few qualities that might extend the pic’s lifespan on the fest circuit and in gay niches, but commercial prospects look moribund. After engagingly branching out into newer subjects like polygamous marriage (“When Love Comes”) and childhood innocence (“Summer in Quching”), Chang again falls back on his beloved demimonde of gangsters, gigolos and prostitutes, but struggles to find anything insightful to say about them. Although he depicted bromance with lyricism in “The Best of Times” and macho intensity in “Soul of a Demon,” his reshaping of similar elements with a gay twist expresses only anguish and brutishness, but no love. The film begins with a quote from the poem “Bring on the Wine” by Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, who reputedly got his inspiration from the bottle. It’s true that the characters are habitually in a drunken stupor, but their misery is a far cry from the spirit of carpe diem that Li glorifies, and their inebriation never amounts to any kind of meaningful metaphor.
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Release: 7 August 2015 (Taiwan)
IMDB Rating : 7.5/10
Director: Tso-chi Chang
Stars : Hong-Chi Lee, Jen-Shuo Cheng, Shang-Ho Huang