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Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang gove...

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Directed by

Hou Hsiao-hsien

Written by

Wu Nien-Jen (Writer)
Chu Tien-Wen (Writer)

Runtime

157 minutes

Country

Hong Kong, Taiwan

Language

Mandarin

Cast

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