Daughter of the Nile (1987)

Hou Hsiao-hsien directs Lin Yang, Jack Kao and Tianlu Li in this Taiwanese drama where the oldest daughter in a troubled family tries to hold things together working at KFC and studying at night school.

Really struggled to follow this and care. The gangster subplot just comes out of nowhere and never makes sense. It kinda ambushes the movie for little gain. At its best as a pseudo-documentary of young adults in Taipei. The shots of them partying, working, studying have a dreamy nostalgia to them. As a narrative its all over the shop.


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