One of Taiwan’s legendary singers, the late FENG Fei- fei, made her silver-screen debut in 1979 in this wartime romantic melodrama set in the mountains of Yilan during the final days of WWII. Young and free-spirited Xiu-lan falls in love at first sight with Zhang-rong, a worker at her father’s lumbe...(Read more)
One of Taiwan’s legendary singers, the late FENG Fei- fei, made her silver-screen debut in 1979 in this wartime romantic melodrama set in the mountains of Yilan during the final days of WWII. Young and free-spirited Xiu-lan falls in love at first sight with Zhang-rong, a worker at her father’s lumber mill. She likes to sing, and he likes to write music. With their parents’ approval, the two decide to get married, but their plans are thwarted by a Japanese lieutenant, Yokoyama, who has his eye on Xiu-lan. Yokoyama drafts Zhang-rong and sends him to war in Southeast Asia where almost certain death awaits.
The movie was one of the few literary and artistic films by CHEN. It was also the first movie that was restored via public fundraising in Taiwan. Although the movie had the icing of a melodramatic story on the outside, its core was full of patriotic passion against Japan. Popular songs in the movie include Chun Han (Spring Chill) and Meiyou Nitu Na You Hua (How Can There Be Flowers Without Soil).
DVD source： Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, Ministry of Culture, R.O.C.
|Actors：||FENG Fei-fei, LIANG Xiu-shen, LIU Shang-qian, GE Xiang-ting, GUA Ya-lei|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong, Macau)|
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1979 Golden Horse Awards, Merit Feature Film
1979 Golden Horse Awards, nominated for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Original Film Score