Tsi-Bing is living a wealthy and successful life. However, when he is manipulated by his mistress into believing that his wife is having an affair, he throws her out. When his mistress vanishes with all his money, Tsi-Bing is forced to relocate to a makeshift home with his three children, who are fo...(Read more)
Tsi-Bing is living a wealthy and successful life. However, when he is manipulated by his mistress into believing that his wife is having an affair, he throws her out. When his mistress vanishes with all his money, Tsi-Bing is forced to relocate to a makeshift home with his three children, who are forced to take on various jobs, such as selling rice dumplings, to make ends meet. Will this unfortunate family be reunited one day?
The story centers on a man who loses his social and economic status but manages to regain his place in his family through sacrifices – much like the experience of female protagonists in melodramas. And unlike the prevalent female-centric melodramas of the time, this male-centric narrative was recognized as part of a subgenre of Taiwanese-language melodrama. The depictions of a powerful male figure losing his power before finally turning the tide, and a woman able to support herself after leaving home, both suggest the changing attitudes of the late 60s as people grew less convinced of the perfect family, but could still find beauty in its cause.
Available Formats: DVD, Blu-ray and DCP
|Color：||B & W|
|Producer：||Dai Chuan Li|
|Actors：||Yang Ming 、 Jin Mei 、 Jin Tu|
|Liao Qing Song|
|Editor：||Huang Qiu Gui|
|Music：||Huang Xi Shan|
|Excluded for public screenings：||Licensed to all regions except: Taiwan, China (not including Hong Kong and Macau)|
|Royalty period：||June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2024|
The film is for non-profit screening only.
2018 Kaohsiung Film Festival - Special Program