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21st October 1989
2h 39m
Hou Hsiao-hsien
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A City of Sadness

Also Known As: 悲情城市

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A City of Sadness is a 1989 Historic Drama film released on 21st October; Hou Hsiao-hsien directed the film which stars Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Tai Bo, and Jack Kao.

Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung, the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching, the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 8:46pm.
Tony Leung Chiu-wai Tony Leung Chiu-wai
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Tai Bo
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Jack Kao
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Chin Shih-Chieh
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Grace Chen Shu-Fang
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Chan Chung-Yung
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Tsai Chen-Nan
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Wu Nien-Jen
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Li Tian-Lu
Age at Filming ≈ 78
Kelly Ko
Age at Filming ≈ 27


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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

10% 20-29
25% 30-39
10% 40-49
5% 70-79
50% Unknown

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Who Is Most Represented

15% Female
40% Male
45% Unknown

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More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

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