A disaffected KFC server looking after her wannabe gangster brother finds her only escape in manga comic books, in this study on absence and detachment, tracing the anomic rhythms of Taipei youth culture.
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Over the years I actually think 'Daughter of the Nile' is one of Hou's best films. The problem I think most people have stems from the false criteria they enforce onto it - unlike most of his earlier/middle work, 'Daughter of the Nile' is not about generational contrast, nor is it about two generations conflicting with each other - it's actually about one generation conflicting with its self..