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Program Title: Good Men, Good Women
EASC Code: CG-10
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Taiwanese
Subtitles: English
Subject: Fiction
Program Type:
Media Type: VHS
Director: Hsiao-hsien
Producer: Katshiro Mizuno Shozo Ichiyama King Jieh-Wen and Ben Hsieh
Release Date:
Running Time: 108 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Most likely Taiwan's greatest director, Hou's work has always been received with equal amounts of condemnation and praise. This film tells the story of Liang Jing, a woman forced to review her life by revisiting an old journal. Her time as a fillm actress and as a drug addict barmaid force our heroine to find strentth within herself. One of Hou's greatest films!

Liang Jing's diary is stolen and the pages re faxed back to her forcing her to review this difficult period in her life. The pain of 2 generations are visited upon her: she is preparing to play the part of an anti-Japanese guerrilla in 1940's China in a movie entitled "Good Men, Good Women" and the pages from her diary evoke her past as a drug-addicted barmaid involved with a gangster.

Data Entry Date: 12/13/06