A City of Sadness (1989)

Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), 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 (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.

Directing:
  • Hou Hsiao-hsien

Writing:
  • Chu Tien-Wen
  • Wu Nien-Jen

Stars:
Release Date: 1989-09-04
themoviedb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: HK, TW
  • Language: 日本語 | 普通话 | 广州话 / 廣州話
  • Runtime: 157
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