The Roar

The film peers through the conditions of different social groups and their accusation, compromization, and pondering over their lives from the perspective of a taxi driver Huang and presents different issues in his daily family life; describing the disturbance from his wife’s point of view about the money and the marriage and all the absurd but real situation like how she turned to friend and god when facing difficulties; depicting his daughter’s troubles from the school, her boyfriend, her pregnancy and how she dealt with them in a seemingly mature but actually naive way.
The driver, his wife, and his daughter held their own secrets until he came across a robbery, smashing the peaceful illusion of his family and tempting the improper thought inside him.

  • Chun-hao Chan
  • Sih-ying Wu
  • Ping Ho
    Executive Producer
  • Ying-syuan Chen
    Associate Producer
  • Sin-sian Wang
    Associate Producer
  • Li-kan Chiou
  • Yi-zhan Wang
  • Shih-ting Huang
  • Chia-hui Huang
  • Jhen-hao Wu
  • Qi-ye Yang
  • Yun-sheng Xu
    Assistant Director
  • Hong-yi Wu
    Script Supervisor
  • Zhi-teng Zhang
  • Wei-cheng Liao
    Assistant Camera
  • Jian-qing Zheng
    Assistant Camera
  • Yue-de Fu
    Assistant Camera
  • Jia-qing Peng
  • Ming-chai Chi
    Best Boy
  • Shuang-he Lin
    Best Boy
  • Yi-an Lai
    Best Boy
  • Hao-yu He
    Best Boy
  • Han-zheng Huang
    Droduction Designer
  • Shuo-jing Wang
    Droduction Designer
  • Ying-jia Lu
    Droduction Designer
  • Liang-ting Chen
    Droduction Designer
  • Xin-zhi Zhan
    Droduction Designer
  • Chun-hao Chan
  • Yu-rong Zhang
  • En-yu Lin
  • Yu-lin Fan
  • Zhi-Hui Wu
  • Yu-jiao Jhang
  • Pong-fong Wu
    Key Cast
    "Huang Jhen-fu"
  • Wei Er-sen
    Key Cast
    "Huang An-rong"
  • Ai-yun He
    Key Cast
    "Xu Xiu-mei"
  • Ming-shiou Tsai
    Key Cast
  • Li-feng Huang
    Key Cast
    "Chang Hao-chen"
  • Qin-liang Liao
    Key Cast
  • Fan Wu
    Key Cast
    "Xiu-mei's Uncle"
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    Drama, Family
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    87,655 USD
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    4K, RAW
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Distribution Information
  • Public Television Service
    Country: Taiwan
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Chun-hao Chan

Chan Chunhao majors in film making at the Department of Motion Picture of National Taiwan University of Arts. He has directed multiple short films and commercial productions. “The Roar” is his graduation project of the master degree and also his first feature film.

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Director Statement

“The Roar” is a story about “stressful living” and it is not about the destitute people who are lack of material or food, but rather about the most common urban dwellers who hope for the lives that are better than making ends meet. These law-abiding people have their own fancy and desires, which agitate the society on and on. We all just want to live a little bit better, but in many cases, when we want it too bad, we tend to lose more. This sense of powerlessness reveals to us that the life doesn’t work the way we thought. Therefore, we look for change but also being afraid of change. The taxi driver in the film gained a chance to change his life. He picked up a gun by accident. How would he take the shot to the mess he lived in?