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On the Society File of Shanghai (1981)

Shang Hai she hui dang an (original title)
| Thriller | 1981 (Taiwan)
In Shanghai, a son of a Chinese official is found stabbed on the street. But when the culprit is apprehended, she refuses to reveal her motives. Meanwhile, a police officer grows suspicious of the officials' rush to close the case.

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Chu-Chin Wang (as Jo Jo Wang)
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Credited cast:
Hsiao-Fen Lu ... Li Li Fang
Shou-Ping Tsui ... Wang Hai Nan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fu-Mei Chang Fu-Mei Chang ... Li Hsiao Fang
Chi-Chun Chen Chi-Chun Chen
Yung-Hsiang Chin Yung-Hsiang Chin ... Li Fu
Ji-Chi Chou Ji-Chi Chou
Chieh Huang Chieh Huang
Chi Hung Chi Hung ... Teddy Boy
Tien Ko Tien Ko ... Chief Tso
Hsiung-Kuo Li Hsiung-Kuo Li ... Chao Tsing
Dou-Fu Liao Dou-Fu Liao ... Teddy Boy
Shou-An Liu Shou-An Liu ... Hsiao Bei
Tai-Sheng Liu Tai-Sheng Liu ... Teddy Boy
Yung-Wei Liu Yung-Wei Liu ... Chen Chieh
Chin-Lung Lu Chin-Lung Lu ... Ta Ching Tou
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In Shanghai, a son of a Chinese official is found stabbed on the street. But when the culprit is apprehended, she refuses to reveal her motives. Meanwhile, a police officer grows suspicious of the officials' rush to close the case.

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Anti Maiost Taiwanese drama.
26 April 2016 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Less lavish and less inventive than it's companion piece THE COLDEST WINTER IN PEKING, this one's subject still generates interest.

The senior police official refuses to close the case on the girl gang leader who has killed the party official's son. He interviews the her own family and the functionaries who all contributed to her corruption.

The film is unremitting in it's condemnation of Maoist society. The inspectors' findings are suppressed even thirty years after the events. The art direction is more effective than the rather labored script (on the Russian Front the boy comments "I thought socialism knew no frontier") - Drab streets with Mao jacket pedestrians, houses with newspaper covered walls. Violent and not having a great standard of production.


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Taiwan

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Mandarin

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1981 (Taiwan) See more »

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