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Taipei Story 青梅竹馬 (1985)

Drama 1h 55m

A headstrong and financially-secure woman, Chin (played by Chin Tsai), is anxious to move forward in life and escape from the dissatisfaction and pain caused by family troubles, urban alienation, a lack of job security, tumultuous friendships, and a distant past of baseball glory to which her boyfriend, Lung (Hou Hsiao-hsien), so desperately clings. Chin thinks moving to America may be the solution to all her problems, but she has to wait for Lung to resolve some issues. As time goes by, it becomes increasingly clear that their idea of moving to America together is a pipe dream and one that will not fix their emotional suffering.

Director

Edward YANG

Cinematography

YANG Wei-Han

Screenwriter

CHU Tien-Wen

Screenwriter

Edward YANG

Screenwriter

HOU Hsiao-Hsien

Music

Edward YANG

Languages

Taiwanese, Mandarin

Subtitles

English

Country

Taiwan

Studios

The Film Foundation's World Cinema Project, Evergreen Films