A City of Sadness

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A City of Sadness

A City of Sadness

Release Date: October 21, 1989

Year    :   1989
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Drama, History
Production Companies    :   ERA International, 3-H Films
Director    :   Hou Hsiao-hsien
Producers    :   Chiu Fu-Sheng
Writers    :   Chu Tien-wen, Wu Nien-Jen
RunTime    :   159 mins.

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.

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