The story centers on Darin (Jeff Palmiotti) and Simon (Billy Harvey), two laid-back Americans who teach Kindergarten and run a Taiwanese magazine called “The Oyster.” When a fellow ex-pat dies, they realize no one has contacted his stateside family and there is no one to claim his body. After stealing his corpse, they embark on a quixotic road trip in search of a suitable burial place for someone they barely knew. Along the way they meet the beautiful Nikita (Leonora Lim), who acts as their local guide. Masquerading as a bender road-movie, the darkly comic film explores deep existentialist questions as the protagonists journey deeper and deeper into the Taiwanese countryside.
Watch: ‘The Taiwan Oyster,’ SnagFilms’ Free Movie of the Week
Watch: 'The Taiwan Oyster,' SnagFilms' Free Movie of the Week
If you’ve ever been curious about what it’d be like to live in Taiwan, look no further than director Mark Jarett’s gorgeously nutty and jarring misadventure “The Taiwan Oyster.”
Watch it now for free on SnagFilms: