Archive of films Lost and Found / Lost and Found

2001, 85 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2001


Sternfeld leaves Vienna for Taipei on a secret mission: he is to discover the source of pirated CDs and to videotape them being sold. But he runs into problems immediately upon arrival in Taiwan – his Chinese contact isn’t anywhere to be found and Sternfeld aimlessly wanders around the unfamiliar city feeling completely lost. Even when he finally does catch up with Mr Won, it doesn’t bring him any closer to his goal: his Chinese counterpart senses danger and backs out. Only after meeting Tchang, a divorcee whose separation from her children is becoming unbearable, do things take a turn for the better. Sternfeld uses the unhappy woman to fulfil his assignment, but the relationship which he considered as purely functional, begins to change. . . .

About the director

Caspar Pfaundler (b. 1959, Innsbruck) wore a variety of hats during the making of his new film Lost and Found: writer, director, cinematographer and lead actor. He and his wife, Chinese actress Wu Su-jen (who plays Sternfeld’s escort Tchang in the film), live and work in Taiwan. He graduated in art history and film science from university in Vienna, has made several short films (Ciacona – Ein Frühstück, Das chinesische Wien, Kino zum Überleben, among others) and has now, with Lost and Found, entered the ranks of feature film directors.

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Another View
Director: Caspar Pfaundler
Screenplay: Caspar Pfaundler
Dir. of Photography: Caspar Pfaundler
Music: W. A. Mozart, Ch. W. Gluck
Editor: Caspar Pfaundler
Producer: Pfaundler / Wu Su-jen
Production: Case by Case
Cast: Wu Su-jen, Wu Qui-liu, Caspar Pfaundler

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