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The Terrorizers (1986)
"Kong bu fen zi" (original title)

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A metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks.

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Credited cast:
Cora Miao ...
Zhou Yufang
Bao-ming Gu ...
The cop (as Paoming Ku)
Wang An
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Shih-Chieh Chin ...
Zhou's lover (as Shi-Jye Jin)
Feng Kang Chu
Shanqun Hong
Jiaqing Huang
Li-Chun Lee ...
Li Lizhong (as Lichun Lee)
Deming Lu
Shaojun Ma
Chonghua Ni
Mingyang Shi
Zhiwen Xiao
An-shun You
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A metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks.

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Taipei Blues
19 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is shot entirely in Taipei, Taiwan, which in every film I've seen where it is a "co-star" is an interesting city. This film shows Taipei as gritty, dirty, ugly, poor and indifferent. The film was released in 1986 and it follows the police and ordinary citizens in situations which mirror everyday life, including shootouts and chaos. The first scene is a police siren and soon you see a dead man lying on the street. Scenes here are interwoven amongst the characters, who at first seem like they don't inhabit the same world. This makes the film kind of fascinating, that you're a fly on the wall in these people's lives. The use of stark imagery, shadows and light is very effective. The film, despite its title, is not about terrorism or the violence of a particular person. There are lies told in this film which cause some of the problems faced by the main characters. If you do not like moody, introspective films, I don't recommend this. However, director Edward Yang (whom we lost in 2007) has a very impressive body of work (you have to see "Yi Yi") and this is an impressive film.


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