is a 2007 Taiwanese
The history of Chinese-language cinema has three separate threads of development: Cinema of Hong Kong, Cinema of Mainland China and Cinema of Taiwan . Taiwanese cinema grew up outside of the Hong Kong mainstream and the censorship of the People's Republic of China.Taiwanese cinema is deeply rooted...
film directed by Cheng Wen-Tang.
- Bryant Chang Jui-Chia
Bryant Chang is a Taiwanese actor.He won the award for Best New Performer at the 2006 Golden Horse Awards for his performance in Eternal Summer.-Filmography:*Eternal Summer 盛夏光年 *Summer's Tail 夏天的尾巴...
as Jimmy Chan
- Dean Fujioka
Dean Fujioka , is a male actor and artist. Fujioka speaks fluent Japanese, English, and Chinese.-Biography:...
as Akira Fuwa
Enno Cheng is a multi-talented Taiwanese indie singer-songwriter who is also an author and a film actress. She attended Tamkang University and majored in Chinese. She took an approved leave of absence from schooling in 2007...
as Yvette Chang
- Hannah Lin Han as Wendy Lin
- Christine Ke Huan-Ju as Xiu I-Wei
- Lu Yi-Ching
Lu Yi-Ching is a Taiwanese actress born in 1960. She played in several films from Tsai Ming-liang to Cheng Wen-Tang...
as Yvette's mother
- Yao Hsiao-Min as Boss
- James Wen Sheng-Hao as Willy's Father
- Li Hsiu as Yvette's grandmother
- Chen Chih-Chieh as Willy
Summer-Flaming, fervid, flowing the youth sweat; every second is rippling of the passion and react. To be duty-bound not to turn back!
Tail-A long time ago it's said once human being all had but because of not knowing its purpose, tail is gradually vanishing.
But, actually, each person all has a tail.
In the eyes of her classmates, Yvette Chang(Enno) is a rock and roll girl, she has a cat by the name of "Summer", because of a congenital heart condition, she has left school and spends much of her time every day with Summer messing around, playing the guitar, and getting out and about. During the time when she is not in school, every day is filled with discovery, and since the specially gifted and talented class's student Jimmy Chan(Bryant Chang), fell in love with a teacher, and met the fate of being expelled from the school, now the streets have one more high school student on the roam. Yvette willingly opens her arms to embrace all of Jimmy's emotions, and comfort him. But Jimmy doesn't quite understand why Yvette, who suffers from cardiac disease, is so full of ambition and warmth for living.
Two high school drop-outs are out riding bicycles, when between the rice paddies and the irrigation canals, they find a place free from the control of adults, an undeveloped piece of land near the tracks of the Taiwan High Speed Rail. Under the blue skies, they gather with their classmates from the same school, another gifted and talented student named Wendy(Hannah Lin) and the Japanese exchange student Akira (Dean Fujioka) who loves soccer but is always the last in academic, and together at this secret base they relax, have fun, and fool around. The destiny which has brought the four of them together serves as a powerful force of empathy and encouragement, as they enjoy fun times together, and try to save an embittered suicidal father. Against the backdrop of clear skies, reflecting the visions and secrets lodged in the hearts of four almost grown up children, whether life is normal or exciting, with success or failure, they are always able to enjoy the experience.
This demonstrates the ability to make oneself feel joy in living, which is a great gift from above, just like a tail, which you can wag just for fun, when you have time to spare from trying to do something. Actually, we all have a tail, which is also trying to keep us happy.
What is the purpose of that tail? Finding your own happiness.