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A City of Sadness 1989 123movies

A City of Sadness 1989 123movies

Oct. 21, 1989159 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story of a family embroiled in the “White Terror” that was wrought on the Taiwanese people by the Kuomintang government after their arrival from mainland China in the late 1940s.
Plot: Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, 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, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.
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A very moving time travel to post-war Taiwan
This film is definitely one of the best historical film i have ever seen!

… putting aside all those clichés most filmmakers are tend to use: there is no such thing as heroic portrayal of martyrs or the use of extremely artificial dramatic art. That makes this film believable and, compared to others, very unique.

Normally you would have a narrator who is telling you the story from his point of view. Now, i don’t want to say that i dismiss this way of narration but “A city of sadness” does not need such a narrator; in fact it would shatter the special specific atmosphere of this movie if that would be the case. Without definitive narrative elements, the staging normally involves (narration/music/DP etc), the viewer gets the feeling that he is able to see for himself what the lives of those people were like when WWII ended. It is fascinating to witness how this very sober staging is still able to evoke strong emotions within the viewer. This is due to the directors vision but also to the cast which did an amazing job.

It was also very clever to have the deaf Wen-Ch’ing as the main character so the viewer can sympathize with him very easily: like Wen-Ch’ing the viewer is kind of caught up within the political turbulence and is not to able react like he would want because he is mute … and is therefore not able to speak up in a loud voice to stop the violence. He is forced to watch.

Even today the topic Taiwan/China isn’t solved at all. After watching this film people will surely get a better understanding why the struggle between China and Taiwan is so filled with anger, sadness, fury …

so … that’s definitely a must-see!! 😉

Review By: kmevy Rating: 10 Date: 2008-01-08
Beautiful; a Taiwanese “Godfather,” but better.
This is the only one of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s films I caught at a retrospective of his work, and it’s a tragedy because this film is so incredibly good. Hou’s rigorous formal approach (highly geometrical framing, repetitive shots along axes, distinctive use of lived-in colors) provides a framework for the film to operate within its own world. Whereas Coppola’s “Godfather” goes this way and that, without a significant coherence, visually or rhythmically, “City of Sadness” feels like an elegy to Taiwan and the family (in much the same way that “Underground” is an ode to what was once Yugoslavia). At times funny, sorrowful, and invigorating, I suppose that what makes this film so special is that it refuses to operate in “big moments” and focuses, like Ozu (who Hou is often compared to) on the little events that make life what it really is.
Review By: Zach Campbell Rating: 9 Date: 2001-01-07

Other Information:

Original Title 悲情城市
Release Date 1989-10-21
Release Year 1989

Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr 37 min (157 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated N/A
Genre Drama, History
Director Hsiao-Hsien Hou
Writer T’ien-wen Chu, Nien-Jen Wu
Actors Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Shu-Fen Hsin, Sung-Young Chen
Country Hong Kong, Taiwan
Awards 8 wins & 6 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm

A City of Sadness 1989 123movies
Original title 悲情城市
TMDb Rating 7.2 75 votes

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