Private Project

Viatical Settlement

Insurer Ah-bin lived to his forties and never thought that he could be a saint. Just by stamping on policies and he can change people’s lives. Everything starts from the loan shark, Mr. Hsi who saw the potential business from Ah-bin. As long as Mr. Hsi pays the premium, Ah-bin takes care of the insurance claims, and the insured “exchange some of their owns,” everyone are beneficial. What’s better than a deal like this?

  • Chan, Chun-Hao
  • Tsai, Chun-Pin
  • Liu,Yu
  • Tsuei,Jehn-Dung
  • Chen, Chu-Sheng
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  • Chang, Chia-Nien
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  • Ding, Ning
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    1 hour 26 minutes 50 seconds
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    October 27, 2019
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    98,000 USD
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Director Biography - Chan, Chun-Hao

Chun-Hao got his master’s degree from National Taiwan University of Art, department of motion picture. His graduation project, “The Roar” was nominated for the 68th Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, and Best Director of Taiwan Golden Bell Award this year, as well as three other awards. Chun-Hao usually serves as a director, an assistant director, and a post-editor. He is involved in many industrial and commercial advertisements, TV movies, documentaries, etc. His works focus on Taiwan's social phenomena and the life expectancy of small people.

Past Work(s) Filmography:
2019 Viatical Settlement, PTS Life Story
2018 The Roar, PTS Life Story
2015 A-Fen, Short Film

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Director Statement

"Residual value" is an insurance term as the film title “Viatical Settlement,” which means to expect the insured dies in order to get the benefit of the policy. Insurance is an important industry, but indirectly makes everyone to have its pricing. It is how the world runs even if it’s morally hard to accept. The movie was based on true stories, depicting the deepest human entanglement, complete destruction of “people’s value”, and the helplessness behind their stories.