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Po xiao shi fen (1968)

| Drama | 1968 (Taiwan)
A young guard witnesses the corruption of the system during his first night call in the tribunal. A series of dramatic stories told by each prisoner to the judge ensues in flashbacks. The ... See full summary »

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Feng-Pan Yao
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chun Yang ... Chen Lao-san
Hsiu-Fang Wu Hsiu-Fang Wu ... Chou Su Chen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Li-Ping Chao Li-Ping Chao ... Mrs. Chen
Chen Chiang Chen Chiang ... Ta Chang
Ching-Feng Chiang Ching-Feng Chiang
Su Han ... Mr. Chen
Kang Ho
Po Hung ... County elder
Hung Li ... Elder Sister
Wei-Bin Liu ... Hsu Min
Chi Ma ... Pa Yeh
Yueh Sun ... Elder teacher
Shu Tao ... Madam Chen
Lin Tung ... Tai Sze
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A young guard witnesses the corruption of the system during his first night call in the tribunal. A series of dramatic stories told by each prisoner to the judge ensues in flashbacks. The young guard has some doubt of conscience on his new job, but an elder guard who is also his uncle reassures him it's just a matter of time. The guard back home at dawn forgetting every injustice he witnessed because his wife has just given birth to a baby. Written by Lorenzo

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A DRAMA ABOUT HUMAN MEANNESS!

Released in Taiwan 2/17/68, this historical drama tells of a young man on his debut as one of the guards of the local justice tribunal who must torture or kill the prisoners, even when the prisoners aren't guilty. Local star Peter Yang Kwan (FROM THE HIGHWAY; QUEEN BOXER) is magnificent as the naive and confused guard, expecially when he see the cynicism of his colleagues toward a female prisoner. He's not sure to be suitable for that kind of corrupt job, but he forget any doubt as he walk home at dawn, 'cause being the father of a newborn child he need that job. A bitter meditation about the ease people give up moral principles when they become part of a social system, and about the ease policemen become bullies (something I know so well). The prisoners' stories are told in flashback. No martial arts in this movie, in spite of the fact ther cast is mostly filled with Martial Arts actors like Peter Yang Kwan, Ma Chi (his uncle in the story), Tung Lam, Sun Yueh. A great Drama.


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1968 (Taiwan) See more »

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At Dawn See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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