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A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY [Digitally Remastered Version]
[ 牯嶺街少年殺人事件 ]
Director: Edward Yang
  • Drama
  • Youth Drama
©1991 Kailidoscope
11/03 11:20- (236min) -
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Set in Taipei in the 1960s. A night school student, Xiao Si'r, always hangs out with his gang of delinquent friends, the Little Park Boys. One day, Xiao Si'r meets a girl named Ming, girlfriend of Honey, the boss of the Little Park Boys. Honey has disappeared after killing the boss of a rival gang in a fight over Ming. Honey suddenly comes back to town and the two gangs intensify their conflict, and Xiao Si'r, who is attracted to Ming, has no way to escape.
Director Edward Yang

Born in Shanghai in 1947, moved to Taiwan with his family in 1949. After studying in the US and working in the computer field, Yang started his career as screenplay writer and production assistant in 1981. In 1982, he made his directorial debut with Desires, an episode from omnibus film In Our Time. The film’s innovative style attracted attention. His main filmography includes Terrorizers (1986), A Confucian Confusion (1994), and Mahjong (1996). He died of complications from cancer in 2007.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Edward Yang
Screenplay : Yan Hong-ya
Screenplay : Yang Shun-ching
Screenplay : Lai Ming-tang
Cinematographer : Chang Hui-kung
Editor : Chen Bo-wen
Cast Chang Chen
Lisa Yang
Chang Kuo-chu
Elaine Jin
Wong Chi-zan
Lawrence Ko
236min. | 1991 Taiwan | Distributor in Japan: Bitters End,Inc.
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