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Daughter of the Nile
Daughter of the Nile
861 Ratings


Lin Hsiao-yang tries to keep her family together while working as a waitress at Kentucky Fried Chicken and going to night school. With no mother and her father currently working out of town, it is up to Lin Hsiao-yang to take care of her younger siblings, who are slipping into a life of crime.

Our take

Hou Hsiao-hsein’s Daughter of the Nile stars pop musician Yang Lin as the center of a story revealing the shimmering ephemera of youth culture in 1980s globalized Taipei. Delicately crafted, Hou’s majestic family drama finds beauty, and profundity, in the stuff of everyday life.