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Feng gui lai de ren (All the Youthful Days) (1983)





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Ah-Ching and his friends have just finished school in their island fishing village, and now spend most of their time drinking and fighting. Three of them decide to go to the port city of Kaohsiung to look for work. They find an apartment through relatives, and Ah-Ching is attracted to the girlfriend of a neighbor. There they face the harsh realities of the big city.


Critic Reviews for Feng gui lai de ren (All the Youthful Days)

All Critics (2)

An early film by Taiwanese master filmmaker Hsiao-Hsien Hou.

Full Review… | March 2, 2013
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

There are bits here, like the one in which Ah-Ching traces an outline around a dead insect, trapped between a notebook's pages, and triggers a memory, which would be evocative by anyone's standards.

Full Review… | September 3, 2010

Audience Reviews for Feng gui lai de ren (All the Youthful Days)

This movie just resonated highly with me. The minimalist approach and attention to detail was top notch and I liked the whole idea of growing up and moving on to different (though not always better) things in life. It's about moving forward, even when time seems to be stuck in a rut. A very simple and understated film.

Michael Stuhlman
Michael Stuhlman

(****): Thumbs Up A great early work of Hou Hsiao-Hsien and another fantastic coming of age movie. A great film.


The greatest coming of age film ever. So incredibly evocative and resonant. Even though this is usually considered Hou's first mature work, a lot of his later contemporary films such as Millennium Mambo are clearly rooted in this.

X. T. C.
X. T. C.

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