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The Time to Live, the Time to Die (1985)

PG 08/03/1985 (TW) Drama 2h 18m
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The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother.

  1. Hou Hsiao-hsien

    Director, Writer

  2. Chu Tien-Wen


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tien Feng

    Tien Feng

    Hou Fen Ming

  2. Mei Fang

    Mei Fang

    Ming's wife

  3. Tang Ru-Yun

    Tang Ru-Yun

    Ming's mother

  4. Hsiao Ai

    Hsiao's sister

  5. Yu An-Shun

    Ah Ha / Ah Hsiao

  6. Hsin Shu-Fen

    Hsin Shu-Fen

    Hsiao's love interest

  7. Ng Siu-Ying

  8. Grace Chen Shu-Fang

    Grace Chen Shu-Fang

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The Time to Live, the Time to Die
The Time to Live, the Time to Die

Original Title 童年往事

Status Released

Original Language Chinese

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