Championing the curation of worldwide content, Netflix has acquired the Taiwanese drama (otherwise known as T-Drama) feature film, Man in Love, with a release date for the movie imminent. It’s the seventh Taiwanese drama to drop on Netflix in the 2020s, and the twelfth Mandarin-language drama licensed by the streaming service in the past two years.
Thankfully this isn’t a project shrouded in secrecy, and we already have everything we need to deconstruct the film, including the plot, cast and trailer. Its plot follows Home Sweet Home’s Tiffany Hsu as Hao Ting, a young woman struggling to make ends meet as she continues to take care of her father alone, despite the quickly rising debts. Her luck begins to change however when A Cheng (Roy Chiu), a kind-hearted debt collector, becomes increasingly attracted to her and is willing to ease the burden of her debt with company in return.
Based on the South Korean movie of the same name, the 2014 film is directed by Dong-wook Han and stars Jung-min Hwang and Hye-jin Han in the lead roles. The new adaptation being brought to Netflix is being headed up by Chen-Hao Yin in his debut feature film following 2019s short film All That Wishful Thinking and TV movie Floating Flowers in the Wind.
Penned by screenwriters Chih-Chung Chien, who has previously collaborated with Yin, and Lyra Fu whose other writing credits include 2019s Detention and TV series Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark, the new feature film is in capable hands.
Man in Love will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, August 20th, 2021.
Check out the trailer for the T-Drama below.