A City of Sadness

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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.

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Bei qing cheng shi, Beiqíng chéngshì, La città dolente, A City Of Sadness, A Cidade do Desencanto, A Cidade da Dor, Bei cing cheng shih, I poli tis thlipsis, A szomorúság városa, Die Stadt der Traurigkeit, Hijô jôshi, Sorgens stad, Miasto smutku, Bi Tình Thành Thị, 비정성시