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4.5
6 Ratings

Banana Paradise

Xiang Jiao Tian Tang

Directed by Wang Tung
Taiwan, 1989
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Comedy-drama follows the bizarre fates of two peasant brothers who arrive in Taiwan after the Communist victory in China in 1949 to their old age in the 1980s.

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Banana Paradise Directed by Wang Tung

Awards & Festivals

Golden Horse Film Festival

1989 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

1989

What are people saying?

  • Karl J. Kipling's rating of the film Banana Paradise

    Pretty barren decade for most of the rest of the world, but in the eighties this little island Taiwan found its voice, especially with this kind of historical saga that follows the fortunes of a (generally poor and confused) family. This one starts, and remains through most of its long run time, a silly and not overly funny satire of postwar Taiwan before its surprising leap to the present for its tremendous finale.

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