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7.6
/10
140 Ratings

The Sandwich Man

Er zi de da wan ou

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Directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tseng Chuang-hsiang, Wan Jen
Taiwan, 1983
Drama, Anthology
      Mandarin
      English

Synopsis

Three separate stories tell of working-class life in Taiwan during the Cold War: A man makes his living carrying advertisement sandwich boards, two ambitious salesman discover too late that their product is defective, and a laborer is run down by a car while his family discovers a silver lining.

Our take

Based on texts by nativist writer Huang Chun-ming, this omnibus shaped the united political voice of the New Taiwanese Cinema’s early stages. With Taiwan’s self-identity crisis at the forefront of all three parts, the film is titled after vital filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien’s delicate segment.

Synopsis

Three separate stories tell of working-class life in Taiwan during the Cold War: A man makes his living carrying advertisement sandwich boards, two ambitious salesman discover too late that their product is defective, and a laborer is run down by a car while his family discovers a silver lining.

Trailer
The Sandwich ManDirected byHou Hsiao-hsien, Tseng Chuang-hsiang, Wan Jen
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Awards & Festivals

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International Film Festival Rotterdam
2015

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