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A City of Sadness

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A City of Sadness (1989)

159 min - Drama, History - 21 October 1989
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Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.

Director:  Hou Hsiao-hsien
Writers:  Chu Tien-wen, Wu Nien-Jen

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Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.


Collections: Hou Hsiao-hsien

Genres: Drama, History

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Country:   Hong Kong Taiwan
Language:  Cantonese, 普通话, Japanese
Release Date:  21 October 1989

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  ERA International, 3-H Films

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 39 min

Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture.

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