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Super Citizen Ko [Digitally Remastered Version]
[ 超級大國民 ]
Director: Wan Jen
  • Drama
© 1995 Wan Jen Films Co., Ltd / © 2015 Taiwan Film Institute. All rights reserved.
Schedule & Ticket
10/27 15:30- (120min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Wan Jen (Director/Executive Producer/Screenplay/Production Designer), Fan Chien Yu (Producer)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
10/29 16:40- (120min)
  • Q&A
Guest (tentative): Q&A: Wan Jen(Director/Executive Producer/Screenplay/Production Designer), Fan Chien Yu (Producer)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
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During the period of imposition of Martial Law and The White Terror in 1950s, a student named Ko is rounded up by the police for attending a clandestine political study group. In captivity, he unintentionally betrays his good friend Chen Cheng-i by revealing his name, causing his friend's eventual execution. Now, 30 years later, Ko wants to find his friend's grave and apologize. This quest for forgiveness leads him on an exploration of the new, modernized Taiwan, where the traces of its traumatic past are obliterated by capitalist landscape.
Director Wan Jen

Born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1950, Wan Jen made his short film debut, The Taste of Apple, as part of the omnibus film The Sandwich Man (1983) with Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tseng Chuang-hsiang. Wan’s work has always been politically sensitive and critical of the impacts of industrialization and political corruption, and has been powerful in challenging how the past is presented and whose story is told.

Staff Director/Executive Producer/Screenplay/Production Designer : Wan Jen
Presenter : Ruan Ju-jing
Presenter : Chang Xi-he
Producer/Screenplay/Editor : Liao Ching-song
Voice-over Writing : Wu Nien-jen
Cinematographer : Shen Rei-yuan
Lighting : Lee Lung-yue
Sound : Tu Du-chih
Music : Lee Shou-chuan
Music : Fan Tsung-pei
Cast Ling Yang
Su Ming-ming
Ko I-chen
Chen Chiu-yen
Hsing Feng
120min. Color Mandarin, Taiwanese | 1995 Taiwan |
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