In The Morning of La Petite Mort

Directed by Yu-Lin Wang
Film Movement
98 Minutes
Mandarin, English
Drama, Erotic, Asian
Not Rated
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Matsui (Yusuke Fukuchi), a homeless food delivery driver, spends his days and nights traveling from destination to destination without any place to find true solace. Longing to make a connection, he becomes infatuated with a beautiful young prostitute Ching (Yun-Chih Wang). But her sudden disappearance drags him deeper into depression. Disheartened, Matsui rejects the warmth and compassion of Helen (Huei-Ling Jan), a middle-aged Filipino cleaner, who is constantly harassed by Wang (Jieh-Wen King), the security guard inside her apartment complex.

From Yu-Lin Wang, the award-winning Taiwanese director of Seven Days in Heaven, the boundary-pushing erotic drama IN THE MORNING OF LA PETITE MORT explores the fleeting relationships of four individuals driven by unfulfilled desires and emotionally detached from the cruel world that surrounds them.


  • Yusuke Fukuchi
  • Yun-Chih Wang
  • Ivy Yin
  • Huei-Ling Jan
  • Jieh-Wen King
  • Highest Rating
    "[T]he deft way it juggles the lives of its various protagonists makes it worth a look."
    Jeremy Clarke, Dirty Movies
  • Highest Rating
    "From its opening shot, the film sets a visually arresting and emotionally resonant tone, promising a journey that's anything but ordinary. It’s raw, in your face, and an experience you won’t soon forget."
    Chris Jones, Overly Honest Movie Reviews
  • Highest Rating
    "A strong entry among recent Taiwanese films."
    Brian Hoe, No Man is an Island
  • Highest Rating
    "Haunting performances and striking images. "
    Josh Bell, Crooked Marquee

Awards & Recognition

Official Selection
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival