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Taipei Story

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Taipei Story

Taipei Story
Directed by Edward Yang
Written by Chu Tien-wen
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Starring Hou Hsiao-hsien
Tsai Chin
Release date(s) Taiwan 1985
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

Taipei Story (青梅竹馬) is a 1985 film by Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang. The film stars Yang's fellow filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien, and singer Tsai Chin, who Yang subsequently married.

It is one of the earliest films of the New Taiwan Cinema.


Taipei Story concerns a young woman (Tsai Chin) urgently seeking to navigate the maze of contemporary Taipei, and find a future. She hopes that her boyfriend Lung (Hou Hsiao-hsien) is the key to the future, but Lung is stuck in a past that combines baseball and traditional loyalty that leads him to squander his nest egg bailing her father out of financial trouble.

The film "displays Yang's uncompromising critique of the middle-class with its dissection of its heroine's emotional fragility, vainly disguised behind the sunglasses she sports day and night. As she flees the past, her boyfriend idealistically clings to it, a Confucian rigidity toward which Yang bears still less patience."[1]


External links

  • IMDb entry

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