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Formosa Betrayed (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Lisa Gilbert
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Lee
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Dr. Huang
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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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$8,908 (USA) (5 March 2010)

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$124,554 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Actor/Producer Will Tiao held hundreds of fundraisers in the US, Canada, and Taiwan to raise the financing for the movie. See more »

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Tom Braxton: What's with the bags? Bold fashion statement?
Jake Kelly: Or a political statement. Or maybe they just don't want to be identified.
Tom Braxton: Oh yeah, maybe they're the killers. I mean, its' not like you can tell these people apartment anyway without the bags.
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Great movie
24 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I like this movie. I agree with some people that the scene doesn't look like Taiwan in 80'. It should've been more modern look, but the story is just so good so I can forgive the settings. It reminds us not to forget that we are TAIWANESE, nothing to do with China. We have been using the name "Taiwan" for 100 years, and I am proud of it. We have our own culture, language, food, government, law system, not to mention democracy. How can you deny it is a country and very different from China. It is a shame that still some people don't recognize Taiwan as a independent country, even some Taiwanese, but I appreciate that a lot of people are trying to let people see us and value us.

The acting and editing are excellent. Also, the music at the end "Desire for Spring Breeze", the traditional Taiwanese song, just makes me cry.


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