Buddha Bless America


Time Out says

The second feature by Taiwan's pre-eminent scriptwriter is a wonderfully wry comedy with undertones of melancholy. In the late '60s, a remote village in southern Taiwan is chosen as the site for some US Army war games; the villagers, promised compensation for the damage to their homes and crops, are resettled in the schoolhouse while the smartest local entrepreneur builds a temporary nightclub to keeps the GIs entertained. Against the backdrop, the smartest guy in the community (played by Lin, himself a distinguished director) fights a losing battle to maintain his dignity and honour. Wise, worldly and only gently anti-American.


Release details

125 mins

Cast and crew

Wu Nianzhen
Wu Nianzhen
Lin Cheng-Sheng
Jiang Shuna
Yang Congxian
Lee Hsin-Tzong
Bai Ming-Hwa
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