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Strawman (1987)

Dao cao ren (original title)
Chronicles the last days of Japanese rule in a Taiwanese village, in a quasi-comical style.

Director:

Toon Wang (as Tung Wang)

Writers:

Hung Sung, Shaudi Wang (as Hsiao Di Wang)
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Credited cast:
Chun-Fang Chang Chun-Fang Chang
Po-Chou Chang Po-Chou Chang
Sheng-Li Cho Sheng-Li Cho
Chun-Hsiung Ko
Mei-Chao Lin
Wen-Ying
Ping-Nan Wu
Kuei-Mei Yang
Ying Ying
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Storyline

During the last years of Japanese occupation in Taiwan, as tenants from the preceding generation, the family of Chan brothers was suffering from poor harvest. With a deaf old mother, a mental disordered sister whose husband was killed in war, and a bunch of children, it was not hard to imagine that they were really poor. One day, a heavy unexploded bomb fell down from the sky on two brothers' farmland. The brothers brought the bomb to the Japanese police as a "gift for the Emperor of Japan". Unfortunately, the Japanese were frightened by the bomb and order them to throw it into the sea. They could do nothing but obeyed the order. The bomb exploded when thrown into the sea. A great number of dead fishes came out of the sea. The two brothers collected the fishes back home. When they saw their exciting family enjoy the fishes, they felt that God is fair. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History | War

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Min Nan | Japanese

Release Date:

23 October 1987 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

Strawman See more »

Filming Locations:

Taiwan

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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