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Liàn liàn fengchén ()


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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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shu-Fang Chen ...
(as Shufang Chen)
Shu-Fen Hsin ...
Kang So-Huen
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Mrs. Lin's son (as Ko Yu-Luen)
Tien-Lu Li ...
Grandpa (as Tian-Lu Li)
Ju Lin
Yang Lin
Mei-Feng
Chien-wen Wang ...
Wan
Bi-yuan Yan
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Ying

Directed by

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Hsiao-Hsien Hou

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T'ien-wen Chu ... ()
 
Nien-Jen Wu ... ()

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Hsin Chih Hsu ... producer

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Ming-chang Chen
Ching Chun Hsu

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Ping Bin Lee

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Ching-Song Liao

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Ching Wen Chu

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Chien-Ho Huang ... assistant to director

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Chang-ming Liu ... props

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Chiang-Sheng Hsin ... sound recordist
Ching-an Yang ... sound
Jing-an Yang ... sound

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Chen-Hsing Lin ... assistant camera

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Chi-Pin Chao ... planner
Angelika Wang ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Dust in the Wind (World-wide, English title)
  • Poussières dans le vent (France)
  • Dust in the Wind (Sweden)
  • Poeira no Vento (Brazil)
  • Skoni ston anemo (Greece)
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  • 109 min
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Trivia This film is inspired by screenwriter Wu Nien-Jen's childhood memories. It is the third installment of director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's "Coming-of-Age Trilogy" that features three prominent Taiwanese screenwriters' coming-of-age stories. The other two are A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) (inspired by the coming-of-age story of Chu Tien-wen) and A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985) (inspired by the coming-of-age story of Hou Hsiao-Hsien, who is a screenwriter-turned-director). See more »
Movie Connections Follows A Summer at Grandpa's (1984). See more »

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