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China

Program Title: City of Sadness
EASC Code: CC-08
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama, History
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director:
Producer: An Era International Ltd. Presentation, A 3-H Films Ltd. Production
Release Date: 1989
Running Time:
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "The story of the Lin family's epic struggle to survive as their country tears itself apart. It is August 1945. The Japanese have surrendered, and Taiwan has reverted to Chinese rule. The elders of the family live on the edge of the underworld, whilst the youngest, a deaf mute, becomes involved in the fearsome political struggles of the time. As the mainland Chinese move into the island, the old order is broken up with tragic consequences."

 

Data Entry Date: 1/27/1999