The Wayward Cloud (Chinese: 天邊一朵雲; pinyin: Tiānbiān yī duǒ yún) is a 2005 film directed by Tsai Ming-liang. The cast includes Lee Kang-sheng and Chen Shiang-chyi. The film was Taiwan's official entry for the 78th Academy Awards in the foreign-language category. The film features extensive male and female nudity, although not full-frontal.
This film grossed more than NT$20 million in its theatrical release in Taiwan; it was a big commercial achievement for the Taiwan film industry since most Taiwan films' ticket sales usually total under NT$1 million in recent years.
During a water shortage, television programs are teaching various water-saving methods and encouraging the drinking of watermelon juice in place of water. However, everyone has their own solutions when it comes to finding water.
In Hsiao-Kang and Shiang-chyi from Tsai's previous movie, What Time is it There?, the two characters meet again by chance and start a relationship.
The movie was filmed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The film was shot in various landmark locations in the area including the following: