Expectations for the premiere of
director Scud's Amphetamine at Berlinale are running high.
The movie will have its world premiere
at the Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale,
on February 15.
The film depicts a love between two men
that transcends physical boundaries. It's rare film making from
China, where gay culture remains mostly underground.
Kafka (Byron Pang) has just broken up
with his girlfriend when he befriends a young executive, Daniel
(Thomas Price). The two men quickly fall in love, despite the fact
that Kafka is straight.
In Chinese, amphetamine has another
meaning: Isn't that his fate?
The men share a painful addition to
drugs. And soon, the pair also fixate on their love. Will one
addiction help them conquer another?
In his director's statement, Scud said
the story was inspired by a close friend who nearly lost his life.
“Some said because of drugs, others
because of love,” he said. “For those of us who would find no
reason to live without love, the addiction to love would prove
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