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Issei Ogata's English dialog was re-written and even improvised during the shooting by Ogata himself. Yang wanted to have his Japanese character speaking realistically, not in the stereotypical manner Japanese characters in English-speaking films often do.
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Director Edward Yang's final film.
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Although Yi Yi (2000) is often regarded as one of the greatest Taiwanese films ever made, it is never officially released to the public in Taiwan (2015).
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Chosen by British film magazine "Sight and Sound" in 2002 as one of the ten greatest films of the past 25 years.
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the ten best pictures of 2000 (#7, tied with The Virgin Suicides (1999)).
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The beginning scene of family taking wedding pictures are shot in Tunghai University in Taichung. The funeral scene is shot in The Affiliated Experimental High School Of Tunghai University in Taichung. The wedding dinner scene is in the Grand Hotel in Taipei.
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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