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375 Ratings

Goodbye South, Goodbye

Nan guo zai jan, nan guo

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Taiwan, 1996
Drama, Crime


In this portrait of small-time hoods rendered in rhythm-of-life anecdotal detail, Gao is the leader of a circle of layabouts including his sidekick, Flathead, and their girlfriends, Pretzel and Ling. He is also the originator of petty crime schemes, which promise to get the gang nowhere fast.

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Goodbye South, Goodbye
Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1996 | Competition

International Film Festival Rotterdam

1997 | Main Programme

San Francisco International Film Festival


The New York Film Festival


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