• Film ID:
  • 6028
  • Availability:
  • VHW - Adv. Booking Required
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • VHW=158 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Taiwan.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Mandarin.
A CITY OF SADNESS (1989)
(Beiqing chengshi)
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Exquisitely detailed portrait of social and political shenanigans in Taiwan during the White Terror Era, specifically the 228 Incident of 1947, seen through the eyes of a single, troubled family struggling to maintain their identity. The eldest brother is murdered by a Shanghai mafia boss, one brother is driven insane in a KMT jailhouse, another is a mute who wants to flee to the mountains to join the anti-KMT resistance movement and only the youngest brother is left alive to tell the story of his family's destruction.
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