A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

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  • Gu-ling jie shao-nian sha ren shi-jian Original Chinese
  • Guling jie shaonian sha ren shijian Alternative Chinese
  • Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian Alternative Chinese


Based on the director's adolescent memories and focusing on one central male protagonist, an idealistic student who refuses to compromise his moral standards, looks at growing up in Taiwan during the 1960s and the problems of military dictatorship, unemployment and immigration from mainland China.

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