Heavy Craving
  • Directors(s)

    Pei-Ju Hsieh

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    90m

  • Cast

    Samantha Shu-Chin Ko, Lene Lai, Tsu-wu Hsieh

Film

Heavy Craving

sexual assault, eating disorder theme

HEAVY CRAVING is a Mandarin language drama in which a young woman, under increasing pressure to lose weight by those around her, strikes up meaningful friendships with a delivery driver and a young student.

  • Directors(s)

    Pei-Ju Hsieh

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Genre(s)

    Drama

  • Approx. running minutes

    90m

  • Cast

    Samantha Shu-Chin Ko, Lene Lai, Tsu-wu Hsieh

There is a scene of sexual assault where a young woman is grabbed by a male neighbour whilst opening her front door. The two struggle as he grabs her breasts from behind before she eventually gets free and pushes him down a flight of stairs.
After being mocked because of her weight, a woman starves herself and compulsively exercises in order to lose weight. A character with bulimia is seen making himself sick but the film does not promote or encourage such behaviour. A woman coughs up food after overeating after gastric bypass surgery.
There are scenes of transphobic behaviour where the mother of a schoolchild pulls them off stage during a performance embarrassed they are wearing a wig, makeup and dress. The mother later has a verbal altercation with school staff and expresses her desire for her child to be normal. This mother's behaviour is clearly condemned by other characters who encourage the child's self-expression and confront her intolerance. There are also references to the mother taking the child to see many doctors about their 'cross-dressing' behaviour. There are frequent moments of discrimination where a young woman is berated by people about her weight and experiences microaggressions towards her size. There is a dream sequence with moderate violence where two women wrestle, punch and slam each others heads against the interior of a human stomach. One of the woman is seen with blood on her face. Moderate injury detail occurs when a woman accidently cuts her hand after a child knocks her into a kitchen counter.

TypeRuntimeDistributorClassification Date
Heavy Craving Film90m 0sMiracle Media02/04/2021
  • Classified date

    02/04/2021

  • Language

    Mandarin