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Qing shao nian nuo zha (1992)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 4 August 1994 (Netherlands)
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Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes.

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Ah Tze
Chang-Bin Jen ... Ah Bing
... Hsiao-Kang
... Mother (as Hsiao-Ling Lu)
Tien Miao ... Father
... Ah Kuei
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Storyline

Defying his parents, Hsiao Kang drops out of the local crammer to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a pretty hood and their relationships is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Crime | Drama

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,300, 17 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,422, 19 July 2015
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Goofs

When picking up his son from school, Hsiao Kang's father says that his son's name is "Lee Kang-Sheng". This is the name of the actor, not the character, Hsiao Kang. See more »

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Ah Kuei: Ah Tze, let's leave this place!
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Followed by Vive L'Amour (1994) See more »

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an atmospheric masterpiece
30 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Having lived in Taiwan from the mid eighties to the late nineties, this film showed how Taipei was like during the early nineties. That was when the MRT was still under construction, and everything looks a little bit old, filthy, run down, and crowded. This film accurately portrayed the lives of the youth living at that time, such as hanging out all day in the arcade, obsession with motorbike racing, and for some going to the after school tutor seminars. when watching this film a wave of nostalgia hit me as I realized that Taiwan now is a lot more polished and modernized, and not as gritty as before, which I have dearly missed.

The film showed the "little people" of a big city. They are often ignored, alienated, and living day by day in the fringe of a faceless and monolithic society.


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