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The Terrorizers (1986)

Kong bu fen zi (original title)
A metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks.

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Cora Miao ...
Zhou Yufang
Pao-Ming Ku ...
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)
Te-Ming Lu
Shaojun Ma
Chonghua Ni
Ming-Yang Shih
Zhiwen Xiao
An-Shun Yu
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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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The other side of Edward Yang.
20 June 2001 | by (dublin, ireland) – See all my reviews

Edward Yang is one of the few filmmakers who can made the present-day seem like a dystopia. He is often compared to Antonioni: this is his 'Blow-up' - an ascetically formal, fragmented murder mystery stumbled on by a photographer. In his use of dream narrative and a character who writes a mystery novel, Yang goes beyond the Italian in narrative obscurity. 'The Terroriser' shares many themes with his more accessible masterpieces 'A Brighter Summer Day' and 'Yi-Yi' - the alienation of capitalist, urban life; the alienation of relationships and aimlessness of youth; the mind-numbing compromises and betrayals in the workplace - but in a framework that coldly precludes identification.


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