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In Competition – Feature Films
Directed by :
HOU Hsiao Hsien 
120.00 minutes


Taiwan, an island in the south seas. For both mainland China and Japan that ruled the island for 50 years, Taiwan is the south -hot and humid. But today, in the 90's, what shape does Taiwan find itself in? Kao is riding the mini-train to Ping Chi to set up a 10 day gambling den whith his friend Hsi. Kao his taking Flat-Head, his acolyte, and Pletzel, Flat Head's girl friend, who works part time in a night club. Kao's girl friend Ying, who works in the same night club as Pletzel, doesn't like the people around Kao, finding them dangerous. But Kao has already made a deal with Hsi to invest in a nightclub in Shangai. Ying doesn't want him to go. She wants him to stay in Taiwan to open a restaurant...
HOU Hsiao Hsien
HOU Hsiao Hsien