Subtitles A City of Sadness



Soon after Japan relinquishes control of Taiwan in 1945, the Lin brothers face hardships from the changing culture. Bar owner Wen-heung (Chen Sown-yung), the eldest brother, falls foul of local gangsters, Wen-sun disappears, and Wen-leung, scarred by his experiences in the war, ends up in an insane asylum. Deaf-mute photographer Wen-ching (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), the youngest brother, decides to make a stand and fight the Kuomintang government from China that is assuming power.

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A City of Sadness
Hong Kong, Taiwan
Mandarin, Min Nan, Japanese, Cantonese
157 min
8 wins & 4 nominations.


File name
City of Sadness
City of Sadness 1989
A City of Sadness (Bei Qing Cheng Shi)
A City of Sadness (Bei qing cheng shi) (1989)

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