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A City of Sadness

Beiqing chengshi

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Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Taiwan, Hong Kong, 1989
Drama

Synopsis

This intimate epic chronicles the tragedies that befall the three Lin brothers, and those around them during a chaotic period in Taiwan’s national history, between the end of Japanese Imperial rule (1945) and the secession from Mainland China and creation of martial law (1949-1987).

Synopsis

This intimate epic chronicles the tragedies that befall the three Lin brothers, and those around them during a chaotic period in Taiwan’s national history, between the end of Japanese Imperial rule (1945) and the secession from Mainland China and creation of martial law (1949-1987).

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A City of SadnessDirected byHou Hsiao-hsien

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1989 | 2 wins including: Special Golden Ciak
Independent Spirit Awards
1991 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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