(Sex) Appeal

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(Sex) Appeal
(Sex) Appeal poster.jpg
Directed by Wang Wei-ming
Produced by Hsu Hsiao-ming
Screenplay by Megan Zheng
Story by Wang Wei-ming
Starring Vivian Hsu
Alyssa Chia
Amber Kuo
Leon Dai
Music by Annie Lo
Cinematography Mark Lee
Edited by Man Chi-ming
Kuli Film Co.,Ltd
Stellar Mega Films Limited
Guangdong 21St Century Media Co.,Ltd
Le Vision Pictures (Beijing) Co.,Ltd
Taiwan Pictures Co.,Ltd
Arong Co.,Ltd
Release date
  • September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12) (New Taipei City Film Festival)
  • October 24, 2014 (2014-10-24) (Taiwan, China)
Running time
109 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

(Sex) Appeal (Taiwan: 寒蟬效應, China: 不能说的夏天) is a 2014 Taiwanese-Chinese youth romance drama film directed by Wang Wei-ming. It was released in Taiwan and China on October 24, 2014.[1][2]



Critical response[edit]

On Film Business Asia, Derek Elley gave it a 7 out of 10, calling it a "notable, if over-dense, drama centred on a teacher-student "rape" [that] raises the Taiwan bar."[3]


Award Date Category Recipients and
Golden Horse Awards November 22, 2014[4] Best Supporting Actor Leon Dai Pending
Best Cinematography Mark Lee Pending
Best Original Film Song (Sex) Appeal Pending


  1. ^ 不能说的夏天 寒蟬效應 (2014). movie.douban.com (in Chinese). douban.com. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ 不能说的夏天(2014). www.cbooo.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ Derek Elley (October 22, 2014). "(Sex) Appeal". Film Business Asia. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ Kevin Ma and Stephen Cremin (October 1, 2014). "Black Coal, Thin Ice leads Golden Horse race". Film Business Asia. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 

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