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The Puppetmaster

Xi meng ren sheng

Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien
Taiwan, 1993
Biography, Drama, War


The childhood and early adulthood of Li Tien-lu, an 84-year-old Taiwanese puppet master, comes to life using a combination of documentary technique and elegant dramatization, while the real Li functions as on-and-off-screen narrator, as the film travels from 1908 to 1945.

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