Chinese - Drama - 123 mins.
CastYeo-Wei LIN, Jack KAO, Chiao CHIAO, Kenneth TSANG, Xuan ZHU, Terri KWAN, Joseph CHANG, Chih-Wei FAN
Producer (s)Fruit CHAN
SynopsisIt happened in 1950s Taiwan, during the period known as the ″White Terror,″ when an anti-Communist campaign swept up the island in hysteria. One autumn afternoon, two sisters returned from school to find their once-happy home ransacked by military police and their parents arrested and accused of being Communist spies. The film follows a quartet of characters - the dashing air force officer father, his beautiful devoted wife, a mysterious scar-faced bureaucrat and a general's glamorous wife. Their lives and loves intertwine until everything erupts in a rhapsody. Amid life in that turbulent era, friendship, passion, high-minded ideals and dignity are all put on trial in the courtroom of human desire.
Festival ScreeningsVenice & Toronto 2009