A Brighter Summer Day - Taiwaneese Movie

A fantastic realistic film by Edward Yang. He is one of the best Chinese film makers who changed to film making after starting his career as an computer engineer. The movie is around 4 hours. I never felt it boring, may be because I am watching long movies for a while. Also after watching many long movies i feel that actually movies should be around 4 hours 2:30 hours is not enough to make ourselves a part of the story. After watching the 'long' movies i always feel myself a part of the story or as i am actually walking, eating and sleeping with them. Das boot is an fantastic example for this.
 The film starts with a quote
"Millions of Mainland Chinese fled to Taiwan with the National Government after its civil war defeat by the Chinese Communists in 1949. Their children were brought up in an uneasy atmosphere created by the parents' own uncertainty about the future. Many formed street gangs to search for identity and to strengthen their sense of security."
The quote helps to get the exact background where the story is happening. The story is centered on a teenager and his family. How his life moves on in a uneasy political situation including being compelled for night classes. The story later narrates the changes in his character in a good way.
The film has many other interesting facts like the teenager boy and his father are actually father and son in real life also. Also there is an unusual excess of actors in the movie, once you finish the movie its like you are back after a long journey. You wont remember everything that happened on the way, and also you won't remember all the faces you encountered.

PS: The girl is pretty and cute too..

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2 Responses:

Soul hacker said...

Hmm...sounds pretty.
Cn u post d download link

sabith pocker said...

You can always go to www.torrentz.com search engine and download using utorrent or some other torrent client.