Hideout

Drug dealer Guo-hao hopes to make enough money so that he and his girlfriend can leave their life of crime behind. One day, he is contacted by Michael, a drug broker with an offer to buy a batch of rare cocaine.

Guo-hao teams up with long-time buddy Da-wei to borrow money from local crime boss Uncle Ma to complete this deal.

On the day of the exchange, however, Michael is found dead and the drugs are already gone. The owner of the cocaine threatens to kill Guo-hao if he fails to come up with the drugs or money. At the same time, Uncle Ma dispatches his henchmen to recover the loan.

In the middle of the night, Guo-hao receives a phone call from a mysterious man claiming to be in possession of the lost cocaine, telling Guo-hao he has a new deal for him…

  • Yen Kuang Chen
    Director
  • Yen Kuang Chen
    Writer
  • Yen Kuang Chen
    Producer
  • Jerry Hsin
    Producer
  • Vincent Lee
    Producer
  • Tang Lun
    Key Cast
    "Guo-hao"
  • Alex Chiu
    Key Cast
    "Da-wei"
  • Eddie Chen
    Key Cast
    "A-Yi"
  • Ssu Ching Ho
    Key Cast
    "Xiao-hui"
  • Edmund Chen
    Key Cast
    "Michael"
  • Shao Ping
    Key Cast
    "Chiang"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    藏匿處
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 58 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    323,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Language:
    Chinese, Chinese - Min Nan
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Ferrara Film Festival
    Ferrara
    Italy
    September 10, 2022
    Competition
  • Omaha Film Festival
    Omaha, Nebraska
    United States
    March 13, 2022
    World premiere
    Official Selection
  • Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
    Muskogee, Oklahoma
    United States
    April 28, 2022
    Best Foreign Language Drama
  • Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond, Virginia
    United States
    June 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Capital City Film Festival
    Lansing
    United States
    April 14, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Cobb International Film Festival
    Cobb, Georgia
    United States
    August 4, 2022
    Best International Feature
  • PopCon International Film Festival
    Indianapolis
    United States
    June 7, 2022
    Best International Feature
  • Festivus Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    United States
    May 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    July 1, 2022
    Best Action Film
  • Marina del Rey Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Best Director
  • Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
    New York
    United States
    Honorable Mention Award
  • LA Crime and Horror Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    May 13, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Near Nazareth Festival ( NNF )
    Afula, Israel
    Israel
    Official Selection
  • Interrobang Film Festival
    Des Moines, lowa
    United States
    Best International Feature
  • Kosice International Film Festival
    Košice , Slovakia
    Slovakia
    Official Selection
  • Micheaux Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Best International Feature
  • Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
    Brooklyn , New York
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Burbank International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Monadnock International Film Festival
    Keene, New Hampshire
    United States
    September 23, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Full Bloom Film Festival
    Statesville, North Carolina
    United States
    September 10, 2022
    Official Selection
  • San Antonio Film Festival
    San Antonio, Texas
    United States
    August 2, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Black Cat Picture Show
    Augusta, Georgia
    United States
    August 21, 2022
    Official Selection
  • IXth Fantastic and Terror Film Festival in Tàrrega - GALACTICAT
    Penelles, Lleida
    Spain
    August 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Royal Starr Film Festival
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    United States
    September 8, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Skyline Indie Film Fest
    Winchester, Virginia
    United States
    September 8, 2022
    Competition
  • Prospector International Film Festival
    Ridgefield, Connecticut
    United States
    September 29, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Soo Film Festival
    Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
    United States
    September 14, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Buffalo International Film Festival
    Buffalo, New York
    United States
    October 6, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Chandler International Film Festival
    Chandler
    United States
    Best Late Night Feature Film
  • LUSCA Film Fest (former Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest)
    San Juan
    Puerto Rico
    Best feature film director
  • Fantaspoa - International Fantastic Film Festival of Porto Alegre
    Porto Alegre
    Brazil
    official selection
  • Aesthetica Film Festival
    york
    United Kingdom
    nominee
Distribution Information
  • COLA FILMS CO., LTD.
    Distributor
    Country: Taiwan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Yen Kuang Chen

Chen Yen Kuang was born in Taiwan, Taipei. With a background in graphic design and photo-editing, he is a self-taught filmmaker.

Hideout is his feature debut. He served as the screenwriter, director, editor and producer of this film.

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Director Statement

Hideout is my first feature-length film. I tried to present this crime story in a very realistic way. Accordingly, whether it is the shooting technique, composition, performances or dialogue, the aim was to be simple, direct and plain, so as to increase the sense of realism for audiences when watching the film.

Though this film is categorized as a crime thriller, its core revolves around the complexity of human psychology, such as love, trust, pretense, deceit and betrayal. This is also the source of my creative inspiration.

My focus when writing the script was always on big twists and reversals. That is why Hideout has a seemingly simple plot yet an unexpected ending. Tiny details in the film provide the key to subsequent developments in the story.