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4.3
61 Ratings

A Borrowed Life

Duo sang

Directed by Wu Nien-Jen
Taiwan, 1994
Drama

Synopsis

Sega, a Taiwanese born in the years of Japanese rule, felt closer to Japanese nationality and culture than to the Mainland Chinese authorities who took over in 1945.

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A Borrowed Life Directed by Wu Nien-Jen

Critics reviews

A Borrowed Life is not just an uncommonly intimate chronicle of the lives of bensheng ren—the ethnic Chinese whose ancestors migrated to the island before the KMT’s arrival, and a group to which Wu belongs, unlike every other canonical Taiwanese filmmaker. It is also one of Taiwanese cinema’s most clear-eyed explorations of family dynamics—a distinction it shares with Yang’s Yi Yi, which introduced Wu to Western audiences in the role of yet another discontented father figure.
November 01, 2012
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