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Dust in the Wind (1986)

Liàn liàn fengchén (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 1986 (Taiwan)
A young couple leave their mining town home for Taipei where they struggle to eke out a living in an industrial wasteland.

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Hsiao-Hsien Hou
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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Grace Chen Grace Chen
Shu-Fang Chen ... (as Shufang Chen)
Shu-Fen Hsin ... Kang So-Huen
Chi-Ying Kao Chi-Ying Kao
Lawrence Ko ... Mrs. Lin's son (as Ko Yu-Luen)
Tien-Lu Li Tien-Lu Li ... Grandpa (as Tian-Lu Li)
Ju Lin Ju Lin
Yang Lin Yang Lin
Fang Mei
Mei-Feng Mei-Feng
Chien-wen Wang Chien-wen Wang ... Wan
Bi-yuan Yan Bi-yuan Yan
Li-Yin Yang ... Ying
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Storyline

A-yuan and A-yun are both from the small mining town of Jio-fen. In the city, A-yuan is an apprentice by day and goes to night school, and A-yun works as a helper at a tailors. Everyone thinks they are meant for each other, so do they. They fail to see time and fate are beyond their control. Written by jck

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Drama | Romance

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Listed among the Toronto International Film Festival's Essential 100 movies. See more »

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Referenced in Platform (2000) See more »

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Film Review - Dust in the Wind (1986) 8.3/10
12 June 2020 | by lasttimeisawSee all my reviews

"Another wow factor, for those we are interested in the checkered history of Taiwan, is that Hou and his scribes diligently interleave all the minutiae into its trickling plot, almost every seemingly commonplace conversation has a succinct exposition that appertains to the past or present matters: a valediction with Wan's boss reveals his horrific backstory during the wartime as a soldier; the father-son chitchat the night before Wan's draft underlines the divergence between a father's hope for his children and the unfortunate reality; during Wan's military service in Kinmen county, when a fisherman's family from mainland China is marooned on the island, the two parties respective attitudes strikingly intimate their different political slants."

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Min Nan | Cantonese

Release Date:

1986 (Taiwan) See more »

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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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