(Sex) Appeal

(Sex) Appeal
(Sex) Appeal poster.jpg
Directed byWang Wei-ming
Screenplay byMegan Zheng
Story byWang Wei-ming
Produced byHsu Hsiao-ming
StarringVivian Hsu
Alyssa Chia
Amber Kuo
Leon Dai
CinematographyMark Lee
Edited byMan Chi-ming
Music byAnnie Lo
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

(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[]

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 Nominated
Best Cinematography Mark Lee Nominated
Best Original Film Song (Sex) Appeal Nominated


  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. Archived from the original on October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Kevin Ma and Stephen Cremin (October 1, 2014). "Black Coal, Thin Ice leads Golden Horse race". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014.

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