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The Terrorizers (film)

The Terrorizers
Directed by Edward Yang
Written by Edward Yang
Hsiao Yeh
Starring Cora Miao
Lichun Lee
Bao-Ming Gu
Shi-Jye Jin
Cinematography Wei-Han Yang
Edited by Ching-song Liao
Distributed by Central Motion Pictures
Release dates 1986
Running time 109 minutes
Country Taiwan
Language Mandarin

The Terrorizers (Chinese: 恐怖分子; pinyin: Kǒngbù fènzǐ) is a 1986 film by Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang.



  • Cora Miao as Zhou Yufeng
  • Lichun Lee as Li Lizhong
  • Shi-Jye Jin as Xiao Shen
  • Bao-Ming Gu as Old Gu (A cop)

Critical reception

The Terrorizers is a part of the New Taiwan Cinema. The film concerns the coincidental interactions between three groups of people in Taipei: a young woman and the tough petty criminal gang of native Taiwanese she hangs out with; a Mainlander doctor and his novelist wife; and a young photographer who observes the life of the city unfolding around him, in an echo of the protagonist of Michelangelo Antonioni's Blowup. "Famously characterized by Marxist scholar Fredric Jameson as the postmodern film,[1] the film was likened by Yang himself to a puzzle where the pleasure lies in rearranging a multitude of relationships between characters, spaces, and genres."[2]

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ Jameson, Fredric, The Geopolitical Aesthetic. “Remapping Taipei.” London: BFI Publishing, 1992, pp. 114-157.
  2. ^ Choi, Edo S.; Iovene, Paola, "A Time for Freedom: Taiwanese filmmakers in transition", doc films Spring 2009 Volume 3 Issue 3 (Doc film society, University of Chicago), retrieved April 28, 2009 

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