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Formosa Betrayed (2009)

An FBI agent while unveiling a series of international conspiracy is embroiled in a set of political intrigue.

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Susan Kane
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Tom Braxton
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Ming
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Kuo
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Lisa Gilbert
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General Tse
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Daltry
Mintita Wattanakul ...
Maysing
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Lee
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Dr. Huang
Thienchai Jayasvasti Jr. ...
Captain Chen (as Tom Jay)
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Chief Loh
Pathomporn Tempark ...
Ming's Wife
Napatcha Suthimaithee ...
Ming's Daughter
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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 Anonymous

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a search for Truth - a quest for Justice - a fight for Freedom

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Rated R for some violent content | See all certifications »

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26 February 2010 (USA)  »

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Az elárult sziget  »

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$8,908 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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$124,554 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Other actors considered for the role of FBI Agent Jake Kelly were Ethan Hawke, Matt Dillon, Ioan Gruffund, Scott Speedman, Jeremy Renner, and Ethan Embry. See more »

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The 24 hour unshaven look worn by James Van Der Beek was not in existence in the film setting of 1983. It was considered dirty and untidy, and unless undercover no FBI agency would have allowed an agent to appear unshaved. See more »

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Ming: You should drink your tea, it's a healing tea.
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Not a documentary. For non-Taiwanese
16 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Its not hard to understand why some people took the movie as offensive. Although not a documentary, the movie has events that actually occurred in Taiwan's recent history. Those brought up under KMT's propaganda can't believe such capable government can do such nasty things behind people's back. :D

There are so basic facts about the movie.

1. Not a documentary: Inspired by actual events, but not actual events. 2. For non-Taiwanese audiences: Or those not-familiar with Taiwan and her background. This "Free China" was backed by the US to fight communists but at the expense of severely restricting human rights in Taiwan. 3. Not actual scenes: Unfortunately, due to funding and the political situation in Taiwan, the set needs to be filmed elsewhere than Taiwan.

This movie is a must-see for those who wants to know more about Taiwan and even for those who knows nothing about Taiwan and wants to know the island that makes everything in the 70s and 80s. People who calls it a propaganda is probably afraid of viewers will become interested and search for more info on the background of Taiwan, especially those times under the rule of KMT. Human rights and justice are universal common values, however, the Taiwanese people was not able to enjoy such.


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