Famous Taiwan author Giddens Ko explores the dark side of the human psyche in his novel adaptation The Tenants Downstairs
. The black comedic fantasy mystery stars Simon Yam as a voyeuristic landlord whose tenants include a single father (Yu An Shun) who desires his daughter (Angel Ho), an office worker (Sophia Li) with high sexual drive, a lustful PE teacher (Kaiser Chuang), a video game-addicted student (Hou Yan Xi), a gay couple (Lee Kang Sheng, Bernard) and the mysterious Ying Ru (Ivy Shao). One day, the landlord creeps into Ying Ru's house and sees her killing a man in her bathroom. After discovering Ying Ru's secret, the landlord decides to reveal his other tenants' evil sides.
The soundtrack of The Tenants Downstairs is credited to first-time director Adam Tsuei, the music producer of Giddens' hit adaptations You Are the Apple of My Eye and Cafe. Waiting. Love. He rearranged the depressing classic Gloomy Sunday, also known as Hungarian Suicide Song, into a symphony with a touch of humor. Featuring 17 symphonies played by the Boston Chamber Orchestra, the album is backed by famed musicians including pianist Ivan Linn, cellist Cello Fan, violinist Daphne Su, mixing engineer Shinnosuke Miyazawar, and Chris Hou, who produced the soundtracks of Blue Gate Crossing, You Are the Apple of My Eye and Our Times.
This edition comes with a 110-page photobook.