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Time Out says

The film that introduced Yang's prodigious talent to the West is a quietly stunning drama which sees the various problems facing a rapidly modernised city reflected in the lives of a dozen or so subtly observed characters. At the centre are a troubled upper middle-class couple: a failed businessman lost in dreams of the past (Hou), and a budding executive whose reaction to redundancy is more in tune with the future. Though there's little in the way of story, Yang's insights and honesty about emotions ensure interest throughout; and it looks absolutely superb.
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Release Details

  • Duration:115 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Edward Yang
  • Screenwriter:Edward Yang, Chu T'ien-wen, Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Cast:
    • Ts'ai Ch'in
    • Hou Hsiao-Hsien
    • Wu Nien-chen
    • Lin Hsiu-ling
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