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This edition: The River (aka "He Liu")

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Episode Details

(1997/Taiwan, 115 min., color, drama, in Mandarin with English subtitles) Dir.: Tsai Ming-liang. Cast: Kang-sheng Lee, Hsiao-Ling Lu, Tien Miao, Shiao-Lin Lu. Austere exploration of three family members, a son and his parents, in Taipei and their alienation from each other and search for connections outside the family. Only when the son experiences inexplicable chronic neck pain, does the family begin to act as one. Distributor: Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. Discussion guest: Tsai Ming-liang.