The Terrorizers (Kongbu Fenzi)
1986, Mandarin, 109min, 35mm
Cast: Cora Miao, Lee Li-Chun, Chin Shih-Chieh, Gu Bao-Ming
Amidst Taipei’s wailing sirens and cold-blooded ambition, friends turn on each other and love is rejected with a stock phrase, three sets of characters collide with terrible consequences. A single gunshot jumpstarts the action, but this mysterious crime is matched by others that are just as (un)real. Three couples are drawn into the intrigue, but no easy resolutions can be found. Yang didn’t like being compared to Antonioni, but the Italian master would have enjoyed this complex, chilling crime story.
1986 Golden Horse Awards, Best Feature Film
1987 Locarno International Film Festival, Silver Leopard
Buy Ticket: Ticket Package of “Edward Yang, 10-year Commemoration”: $600
- Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema (Venue)
- HK Science Museum Lecture Hall (Venue)
- Hong Kong Film Archive (Venue)
- The Grand Cinema (Venue)
- Festival Grand Cinema (Venue)
- The Metroplex (Venue)
- MCL Telford Cinema (Venue)
- Grand Windsor Cinema (Venue)
- UA Cine Moko (Venue)
- Chinese Subtitles
- Category III
- Post-screening discussion with the director
- Director and/or actor(s) will meet the audience
- Post-screening talk
- Full House
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