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Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996)


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Release Date: Oct 1, 1996 Wide


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Produced by the Japanese Shochiku Company, this Taiwanese drama follows the lives of two generations of Taipei residents. Kao is a gangster, while divorcee/single mother/bar hostess Ying is his girl friend. Kao's closest friend is rock singer Flathead and his slightly ditzy girl friend Pretzel. The troubles begin when Kao and his long-time cohort Hsi and the others set up a temporary gambling den in the highlands. As the day progresses, Pretzel gets so deeply into debt that she attempts suicide. … More

Rating: Unrated (not Rated)
Genre: Drama , Art House & International , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tien-Wen Chu , Chu Tien-Wen , King Jieh-wen , Jack Kao
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On DVD: Feb 19, 2002
Wellspring Media Inc.

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Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | February 7, 2001
Chicago Reader
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Hou brilliantly evokes the isolation of a generation hopelessly cut off from its past.

Full Review… | May 3, 2005
Lessons of Darkness

What's most impressive about Goodbye South Goodbye is the way in which the film seems so completely disenchanted with the antics of its protagonists.

Full Review… | April 1, 2002

Another slow moving but electrically penetrating film by one of the world's best directors, Hou Hsiao-hsien.

Full Review… | October 24, 2001
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