Over fifty years after the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China on the Chinese mainland and the founding of the island republic of Taiwan, permission is given for a group of ex-soldiers of the Kuomintang to travel from Taiwan to China and be reunited with family members in Shanghai.
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A happy coincidence that i happened to watch this film after Hou's "City of Sadness". These films would go well as a double feature.
Its great to know about China's history - censorship is loosening, thank god!
Insightful moments too about marriage and family.
An auteur's commendable work. It is best appreciated, if you see the film in the context of his previous work "Tuya's Marriage." My full review appears at