Compétition internationale
46th edition
NOVEMBER 15>23, 2024, Nantes - France

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(Kong bu fen zi)

by Edward YANG


Rather than a jigsaw puzzle to be assembled, the seemingly fragmented world of Terrorizers could well be Edward Yang’s portrayal of the unrelated pages of a modern urban novel on Taipei. While the character of a woman writer struggles to write her own novel under the indifferent eyes of her engineer husband, gunshots, extra-marital affairs, a police investigation, an artistic quest (aimlessness?), a small attempt at blackmail and his contemporaries’ racketeering are linked together by an inventive editing as precise notes taken amidst the ordinary workings of a large apathetic city, whose only brightness is that of its neon lights. Everything seems to elude those who live there and whose only satisfaction derives from pleasures and intrigues that bring them no comfort. JB

  • Titre français
  • Original title
    Kong bu fen zi
  • Titre international
  • Scénario
    HSIAO Yeh, Edward YANG
  • Photo
    CHANG Chan
  • Montage
    LIAO Ching-song
  • Son
    TU Duu-chih
  • Interprétation
    MIAO Cora, LEE Li-chun, KU Pao-min, WANG An,
  • Distribution
    Splendor Films
  • Support de projection
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