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The Puppetmaster
(Hsimeng rensheng)

by HOU Hsiao-Hsien

Li Tien Lu is the world’s most famous puppetmaster. Born in Taiwan on the wake of World War I, he lived through the Japanese occupation, and American bombings of his country. Now eighty-four, he reflects on the forces that shaped his life : My hands breathed life into my puppet figures. I created them and directed the drama of their fates, almost as though I were God himself. But the reality is that, with someone above me pulling the strings, I, too, am a mere puppet…”.

  • Titre français
    Le Maître de marionnettes
  • Original title
    Hsimeng rensheng
  • Titre international
    The Puppetmaster
  • Scénario
    Wu Nien Jien, Chu Tien Wen
  • Photo
    Li Ping-bin
  • Montage
    Liao Ching Song
  • Son
    Du du-jih, Meng Chi-liang
  • Musique
    Chen Ming-chang
  • Interprétation
    Lin Chiang, Cheng Kuei-chong, Tsuo Ju-wei
  • Production
    Era International Ltd.
  • Support de projection
    35 mm
  • Sous-titrage

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