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Kong bu fen zi (1986)

A metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks.

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Edward Yang
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cora Miao Cora Miao ... Zhou Yufang
Li-Chun Lee ... Li Lizhong (as Lichun Lee)
Wang An Wang An ... Young female criminal
Pao-Ming Ku ... The cop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Feng Kang Chu Feng Kang Chu
Chia-ching Huang Chia-ching Huang ... (as Jiaqing Huang)
Shan-Chun Hung Shan-Chun Hung ... (as Shanqun Hong)
Shih-Chieh King ... Zhou's lover
Ming Liu
Te-Ming Lu Te-Ming Lu
Shao-Chun Ma Shao-Chun Ma ... (as Shaojun Ma)
Chung-Hua Ni Chung-Hua Ni ... (as Chonghua Ni)
Ming-Yang Shih Ming-Yang Shih
Zhiwen Xiao Zhiwen Xiao
An-Shun Yu
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A metaphysical mystery about the lives of three couples in Taipei that continually intersect over a span of several weeks.

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Crime | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Min Nan

Release Date:

19 December 1986 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Terroriser See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei, Taiwan See more »

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Production Co:

Central Motion Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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The other side of Edward Yang.
20 June 2001 | by the red duchessSee all my reviews

Edward Yang is one of the few filmmakers who can made the present-day seem like a dystopia. He is often compared to Antonioni: this is his 'Blow-up' - an ascetically formal, fragmented murder mystery stumbled on by a photographer. In his use of dream narrative and a character who writes a mystery novel, Yang goes beyond the Italian in narrative obscurity. 'The Terroriser' shares many themes with his more accessible masterpieces 'A Brighter Summer Day' and 'Yi-Yi' - the alienation of capitalist, urban life; the alienation of relationships and aimlessness of youth; the mind-numbing compromises and betrayals in the workplace - but in a framework that coldly precludes identification.


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