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Sent From Above (2020)

  • Executive producer : LEE Lieh, Roger HUANG
  • Director : LEE Chung
  • Screenplay : CHIEN Chao-Hsuan
  • Cast : LIAO Tzu-Yuan ,Lawrence KO, CHANG Yun Xi, LIN Mei-Hsiu
  • Special appearance : Bamboo Chen , Michael Chang
  • Runtime : 82 mins

Prosper Cheng is a stingy man. He bought a unit of luxury apartments but kept it unused for sale. Instead, he sleeps in a tent in the vacant apartment with his wife and son every night, bringing the garbage downstairs for disposal and taking showers in the public swimming pool shower room. One day when Cheng is taking a client for apartment viewing, the upstairs neighbor Uncle Liao accidentally falls to his death on Cheng’s balcony. Cheng finds himself the only one that can see the ghost of Uncle Liao.

Cheng refuses to let the undertakers carry out the body through his living room, fearing it will turn the apartment into a haunted house and depreciate the value of the property. Uncle Liao wants nothing but being buried properly so he can reincarnate in the afterlife. The snobbish chairwoman of the home association Ms. Hung stands in Cheng’s way for her own agenda. And the beautiful killer Sister Tien fails to fulfill her client’s mission and has no choice but to steal a body.

While a body on the balcony becomes the center of conflict, the Cheng family faces the ultimate question: when people get rich, do they really live happily ever after?

Director Statement

At the most helpless moments, we are left with no choice but smile through it. Sent From Above tells the story of a bourgeois man Prosper Cheng whose grand scheme of getting rich gets all messed up by a dead man fallen from upstairs. He is the microcosm of Taipei middle class. We are always looking up hoping for American dollars fallen from sky, but all we get instead are garbage and dead body thrown by rich people. We have no one to complain to because the one sitting across is in a worse situation most of the time. So I am here to make a comedy movie and tell some jokes. As long we know how to laugh, life goes on and there’s always tomorrow.

Film Festivals

  • 2020 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival- World Fantastic Blue
  • 2019 Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival-Opening Film