In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been ... See full summary »
In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. His investigation takes him across the Pacific to the island nation of Taiwan, where with the help of the outspoken widow and an unlikely spy, he learns that the Professor's killing was not a random act, but a desperate move by a scandalous government intent on keeping its nefarious activities under wraps. Our detective soon finds himself on a collision course against the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and the Nationalist Chinese Government - in a land where the truth is not what it seems and the only people he can trust, cannot be trusted at all. Inspired by actual events. Written by
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Professor Wen was a well respected academic. We're having a tough time picturing him as a mob boss.
As you can imagine Agent Kelly, it's much easier for us to infiltrate those groups than it would be for you. Unless, of course, the Bureau is actively recruiting native speakers of Taiwanese these days?
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I enjoyed this film immensely. A political thriller that delivers. Set in Taiwan in the early 1980s this Cold War drama depicts little known yet all too real events of that era.
Great action too.
James Van Der Beek in the role of FBI agent Jake Kelly was outstanding
a mature performance. Will Tiao performance was equally brilliant -
very moving. The film, as a whole, displays a fantastic cast.
Not surprisingly, the cinematography was stunning - an absolute feast for the eyes - Adam Kane better known for spending his time behind the camera - has done a great job in this, his directorial debut.
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