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Edward Yang

That Day, on the Beach (Hai Tau Shau De Yi Ten)

Edition 1995
166' - 1983 - Drama - Dialogue: German, Mandarin
Director: Edward Yang Composer: Man-Yee Lam With: Sylvia Chang, Ming Hsu, Lieh Lee
A famous pianist returns to Taiwan from overseas to give a concert. She receives a call from an old friend Lin Chia-li, the sister of an ex-boyfriend. Lin wants to talk about old times. In fact, the two women have not seen each other for a very long time. We learn that Chia-li's brother was once deeply in love with the pianist but because of his father's opposition to their relationship, he married another woman. His father is a patriarchal figure influenced by the Japanese education he received. Due to the end of their affair, she went overseas to study music and became a succesful performer. but despite her success, she feels emotionally empty.

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Credits

Director

Edward Yang

Composer

Man-Yee Lam

With

Sylvia Chang, Ming Hsu, Lieh Lee

Scenario

Edward Yang, Nien-Jen Wu

Director of Photography

Hui-Kung Chang, Christopher Doyle

Producer

Chung-Ling Wu

More information

Dialogue

German, Mandarin

Countries of production

Taiwan

Year

1983

Filmography

Edward Yang
In Our Time (1982), That Day, on the Beach (1983), Taipei Story (1985), The Terrorizers (1986), A Brighter Summer Day (1991), Likely Consequence (1992), A Confucian Confusion (1994), Mahjong (1996), Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000), The Wind (short, 2007)

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