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The Resource Bei qing cheng shi : a city of sadness, Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Bei qing cheng shi : a city of sadness, Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Label
Bei qing cheng shi : a city of sadness
Title
Bei qing cheng shi
Title remainder
a city of sadness
Statement of responsibility
Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Title variation
City of sadness
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • chi
  • tha
  • eng
  • chi
Summary
Hou's achievement in this film is to find a rare balance between the personal and the political in recovering for the Taiwanese what has been a repressed history: the years of 1945-49, from the end of Japan's colonial rule to the proclamation of Taipei as the 'temporary' capital of China by Chiang Kai-Shek's defeated Kuomintang government. The members of the Lin family represent different aspects of the Taiwanese predicament. Hou maintains a distance from the family melodrama through his long take/fixed angle aesthetic in constructing a panorama of characters and incidents in which no one has privileged status
Cataloging source
CDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Xiaoxian Hou ; screenplay, Nianzhen Wu, Tianwen Zhu; producer, Fu-Sheng Chiu ; cinematography, Huai-en Chen
Language note
In Chinese (Taiwanese) with optional subtitles in Thai and English
PerformerNote
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Li Tianlu, Chen Songyong, Gao Jie, Xin Shufen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1952-
  • 1962-
  • 1910-1998
  • 1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hou, Xiaoxian
  • Wu, Nianzhen
  • Zhu, Tianwen
  • Leung, Tony Chiu Wai
  • Li, Tianlu
  • Gao, Jie
  • Know How Disc Distributor
Runtime
157
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwan
  • Taiwanese
  • Feature films
Technique
live action
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/writer
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  • 3WEDMuFYWaE
Label
Bei qing cheng shi : a city of sadness, Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Instantiates
Distribution
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: Trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1025336023
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (157 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1025336023
System details
DVD; all regions; Dolby Digital; widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bei qing cheng shi : a city of sadness, Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Distribution
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1989
  • Special features: Trailer
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1025336023
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (157 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1025336023
System details
DVD; all regions; Dolby Digital; widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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