Synopsis The story goes like this…..A fortuneteller told Pipo that he couldn’t get marry before age 30; otherwise, he would be finished. Unfortunately, one night of 29 years old, he came across a woman, Shiang Mey Liou, who speak very fast. She said: “let’s get marry? but I have got a baby.” Pipo couldn’t say “no” So a touching comedy story went – Through the season’s turning, Pipo found that world was gone, except the woman Shiang Mey ---- Liou.
Synopsis Grandma called him Ah-ha-gu. She believed that he was destined to become a big official, so she was always especially good to him. Ah-ha had an elder brother who weighed 39 kilos and didn’t have to do military service. He also had a younger brother who held a raw egg in his palm while he practiced calligraphy, another younger brother, and a smart, pretty elder sister. Yet he never seemed to understand matters of life and death. To him, the consequences of the August 23 War with Communist China were that he no longer had any apples to eat. His days passed by helping the puny red ants defeat menacing black ants, and then aiding them in moving bread arumbs into their hole. During his high school years, his sister got married. He got involved with gangs, and always fighting. He had a crush on a girl in the neighborhood, and for the first time started looking at himself in mirrors. One night, just as he was sharpening his knife in preparation for a big fight, his mother died. In the full bloom of summer, Ah-ha remembers his youth.
Synopsis Washington D.C., USA – Herman Melville Energy Research Foundation, A senior researcher Dr. Chang Peng-Fei, an overseas Chinese, is explaining to all members the composicion of chemical molecule of super-Uranium and its purpose, which arouse all at tendants’ greatest interest and expectation. Since such Super-Uranium is the new direction for all energy scientists in the whole world. Theoretically, the great invention is extremely perfect. The research group has achieved 90% success in the Lab. Almost every reporter in Tokyo is present in Haneta Airport. They are all awaiting anxiously in the Exit Lobby. At last, Dr. Chang appeared under the protection of guards. In the VIP Room, Dr. Chang briefly introduces his invention. Every representative of Japanese scientific world is breathlessly gazing at the process of the formula “C31 O12 N – 1H316 S2K14S1 “. The most wonderful of the experiment is – just to put Super-Uranium into the water and shake, the water will soon produce energy through combustion. In other words, the Super-Uranium will replace the position of Petroleum. As a result, the structure of politics and economics of the world will form a new balance of power. The human being will not face another energy crisis. This is a great step of the civilized world. In the Conference Room of Middle East, South Yemen, OPA Multi-nations Petroleum Company, there are gathered many representatives from every oil producing countries to hold an emergency meeting find a measure. General Choweick suggests to release the pressure by assassination and recommend strongly the killer Ni Tung-Tien to execute the mission. After having watched the film of killer Ni’s successful assassination in the past, everybody looks highly towards the Poler Face Killer. When appeared Ni Tung-Tien, every OPA member really feels trembling with fear by Ni’s cold and cruel character. They all agree to pay Ni a great deal of money to execute the assassination at Dr. Chang’s next stop – Taipei Super-Uranium Announcement. But when killer Ni walks out of the Conference Room with a suitcase of weapon, everyone finds that he and his followers are not as brave as their performance in the film. Ni Tung-Tien and his two followers check in the Hotel of Angles at suburban Taipei under the cover of OPA members. They receive the warmest reception of the Manageress Lee Li-Li, Other members of the Hotel are disgusted at the Manageress’ extremely different treatment to VIPs and staffs. Ni Tung-Tien and his followers begin their Sand Table Esercise. According to their investigations to every available corner of the Hotel, the agenda of the announcement and the schedule of Dr. Chang, they design a lot of assassination plans……Then, the dumb killer and the silly lucky star start to chase around and turn the whole Hotel upside down.
Synopsis The film describes an obstinate and proud woman’s hard and charming life from her 28th year until she dies of disease at fifty four.The story begins in Taiwan in 1959, and lonely Kwei Mei comes to Taiwan alone, living temporarily with the family of her elder cousin. Every day she washes children’s clothes, prepares breakfast, lunch, and supper without rest. By deep night, she sleeps on the big bed of the whole family in a room, and hears her cousin and husband on the other side of the hanging separating sheet talking intimately. This lonely and disappointed old maid is reluctantly married to a man of middle age Hou Chia-Nien, whose former wife deserts him with another, so at once she becomes the step mother of three children.Kwei-Mei starts another stage of her life, and she has to serve her husband and educate her children, but her husband likes gambling, and always loses, and the children consider her as stepmother.Now she is conceived, and she pawns her jewelry for money in preparation for birth, but the money is stolen by her husband. When she goes to the gambling table to risk her life with her husband, she suddenly has pangs of childbirth……Kwei Mei’s difficult problem of life is not interrupted. To earn more money, she has to go to Japan with her husband as servants. The master permits her to bring two children only, so she has to make the difficult choice between her child and her step children. How does she decide?They are in Japan for a few years, and they earn enough money. She intends wholeheartedly return toTaiwan, but her husband is indulged in “Paradise” and vanity, what should she do? After return to Taiwan, how does she face her children? Facing the realistic life, how does she create enterprise and dignity from poverty?The children have grown up, but she suddenly contracts cancer. The restaurant “Home of Joffre”established by her finally becomes theobjective of striving for the division of property. Who really understands the sentiment of “Home of Joffre” for Kwei Mei’s concern over her native place on the mainland?Before Kwei Mei dies, who will accept “Home of Joffre” and continue operation?Similar details of life establish the image of a simple but unforgettable woman. Kwei Mei may not bewelleducated, but she sticks to some simple belief, and possesses real and permanent good virtue to husband, children, even the people, or society.
Synopsis Bitterness of frustration and joy of success in the keen competition of business world is more often than not causing ambitious young men and women to lose themselves. Fortunately, the silent majority of dedicated workers of all ranks and classes stabilize and harmonize the society. The aggressive director of planning of an advertising company has finally done well in producing a TV program with help from his girlfriend Hsu Ying-Hsia acting as hostess of the program. The program is so successful that Ying-Hsia, computer operater as her regular profession, loses herself in flatteries and popularity. Thanks to the inspirations of Kuo, her father and the silent majority in this society, Ying-Hsia returns where she belongs in and to before getting drowned in the troubled waters of the show business.
Casting: Chun-Fong CHENG、Fu-Hsen TSUE、Li-So YU、Cheng-Tse NEO、Chwan-Wen CHENG、Cheng-Kuo YEN
Synopsis She, a young mother, who pays the price for her love to her son named Trogar Pi, who lost his father. The boy is a mixture of justice and evil, of love and hate. Everyone did something wrong and foolish when he was young, but only Pis mother is humble enough to sacrifice her whole life for them. Can we say she is a brave woman in the other way? He, an old and tired father, who married this woman and accepted her boy. He can’t give them anything but love and a peaceful home. The father did nothing wrong, but he had to pay the frice for his love also. There is always something you must face in your life, and maybe this is the story you will identify with.
Casting: Tien FUNG、Pao-Yun TANG、Tai-Ching CHUEI、Pei-Pei CHENG、Hsuen-Hsuen HUA
Synopsis Shih-chung, King of the Posterior Chou Dynasty in the 1st century, suffers from epilepsy and becomes addicted to the medicine prescribed by Occultist Lee, who is conspiring to usurp the throne. The loyal Prime Minister Wang Pu, worrying about the King’s health, spares no efforts to send for the best physician Chang Po-chin, who makes it a rule never to go on house call, but will make an exception of the King’s case on condition he will be rewarded with the best painting to be painted by the most famous painter Wei Pu-I. Unexpectedly Wei is confined in a temple to work on frescoes, which he must complete before he is allowed to make other paintings. And Wei is in the doldrums, for he is unable to work out angels in the frescoes without the most beautiful girl to inspire him in his face. Occultist Lee pre-empts the chance of meeting the belle and intrigues to make use of her in his conspiracy. Meanwhile the Prime Minister has to resort to the incredible skills of the most noted thief who is to pick the jade from the King amist a hilarious party and cause him to relapse, so as to provide a chance for the Physician Chang to cure the King. The finale is unbelievable but not unreasonable. Anyway, man proposes, God disposes.
Synopsis This episodic film is adapted from novelist Tzen-Ming Hwan’s three short stories: “A Taste of Apple”, “The Sandwich Man”, and “Vicki’s Hat”. In the miserable years, several downbeat characters fight and struggle for their lives. The film depicts, sympathetically, their self-depreciation and self-respect, laugh and tears, and hope and despair Most importantly, the film shows the heartsore and ignorance of the developing country people when facing the foreign civilization intrution.
Casting: Ti OU、Annie SHIH、Pin-Pin HSIAO、Ta-Shen LIN、Shih CHIN、Chih-Chih MA、Shun-Hsing CHANG
Synopsis As an obedient and docile boy, Anchuo is solidly tied up whole day by the schedules of learning arranged by his expectant parents. The only recess he can find is late in the night to indulge himself in his hobby of watching stars through a telescope, thus making the acquantance of a kiddie from the outer space. They eventually become intimate friends. While people envy Anchuo his wealth, he admires those children who enjoy themselves in cycling and organizes a racing team named “Magic BMX”. Anchuo manages to join the team and they practice cycling together every day. But another team of imperious boys keep molesting them, in an attempt to drive them off the playground. Finally the two teams decide to fight a duel of racing. With the magic power of the kiddie from the outer space, Anchuo and the courageous boys of Magic BMX are in for the most thrilling and neck-breaking experiences in their vying for the grand prix.
Casting: Chang SYLVIA、Yin-Moon HU、Ming SHU、Lian LEE、Shoey MAO
Synopsis Lin Chia-li, daughter of the doctor in the village, grew up under strict discipline and tight protection from her childhood. The first shock in her, life was to have seen her affectionate brother, Lin Chia-sen, becoming discouraged because of an unexpected obstruction to his interests and love. When she had graduated from college, her father was still arbitrarily making arrangements for her marriage. Thinking of her brother’s experience, she firmly made the most important choice in her life : She opposed her father’s arrangements, leaving home and soon, married Cheng Te-wei, a boy she knew in her college days, before the justice of the peace. This independent choice, filled with her self-confidence, was much admitted by Ching-ching, the girl friend of her brother in the past, when it was spoken of , several years later. Because, since she was separated from Chia-sen, she had ever been in full hopelessness, and now, though was a famous musician, she was still depressed in the deep part of her heart. Nevertheless, things did not turn out as Ching-ching imagined. The marriage of Chia-li and Te-wei had had, gradually, a considerable chasm after Te-wei achieved success in his career; but Chia-li never dared to face the basic problem. Until one day, at a certain beach occurred a murder, Relies revealed that the dead, probably, was Cheng Te-wei. Therefore, Chia-li was called to the beach by the police. And on the day at the beach, on which the corpse was been searching for. Chia-li looked back for the first time to her environment, her personality and her marriage. Analyzed them by herself. And by the narration of A-tsai, a bosom friend of Te-wei, she found sadly, that in fact, her marriage had already been framed up on an emptiness. That, the dead was Te-wei or not. In truth, had had no meaning to the whole marriage. However, these things have passed for several years. Chia-li, whom Ching-ching is seeing now, is an independent women, filled with courage for survival. Therefore, Ching-ching realized that, it seemed no more important to find out whether the dead at the beach was Te-wei or not. And Chia-sen, her affectionate lover, who impacted on her during her lifetime, as Chia-li said. died of illness two years ago. The things seemed gone away with the beaitless time……
Synopsis This is a legendary film about a developing harbor city and the youngsters who are growing up. Metz is the leader of his partners and Sunny is a girl who lores sunshine and freedom. He likes her very much but never shows his feeling. One day, a sailor kid appears and bluffs for all the things he did. Metz is frustrated to see other boys turn their attention to this to learn Kendo and gradually realized the spirit to this sport. One night Sunny is raped by those mean boys, and the Kendo kids start their revenge action beating them up. Tin is arrested for he can’t represent the law. When this incident is over, Sunny and Tin leave the city forever. Metz builds up his confidence again and starts his new life.
Casting: Chwen-Fang JANG、Ru-Feng MAA、Gwo-Hwa WEN、Yow-Shyuan YANG
Synopsis “Nature Is Quietly Beautiful” has a simple story, from which extends more things and people that we should concern. Above all, it’s about the nature we’re losing. This story has no climax. What it has are a woman, a man, a boy, a girl, an old man, and brief memories in our incomplete lives.
Synopsis Ho, a twenty-years old boy, is to meet a girl Called Dommy who brings a child with her. What has happened between them is our story. Three years ago, Ho was in his sullen days. He failed in the entrance exam. And his family was in a misery condition. Then, he met Dommy who went to cram school nearby, and they had a memorable time together. One day she and her family disappeared without any trace. By the time they met again, he found out there was a child of theirs. More else, he found out they were destined to part.
Casting: Chuan-Hisung KE、Ai-Chia CHANG、Wen-Cheng TIEN
Synopsis Gun fighting, action, tense, suspense, and thrilling. A suicide team was organized and dispatched by Chinese intelligent authority to rescue a Chinese secret agent held captive by the Russians in the Eagle Castle, the key Russian spy headquarters in Manchuria, and was also ordered to blow up the Castle.
Casting: Hou-Jen CHIANG、Yen SHEN、Hai-Yung SHEN、Li-Chun LI
Synopsis A happy ending love story of a young couple, after chastenment of misunderstanding, strife between two families, evolving to maturity of philosophy of life. Besides, amusing music and tidbits of human interest permeating throughout the play makes the film more enchanting.
Casting: Feng-Chiao LIN、Han CHIN、Chen-Tao CHUNG、Ming MING
Synopsis The “Lost Generation” is an obsolete term against the Land of the Brave, in which the younger generation awakens to the fact that their community and their nation are in need of their dedication for brighter prospects. Permeated with enchanting campus music and folk songs, the film will surely animate lofty sentiments of movie-goers.
Synopsis A co-production with Hong Kong’s Shao Brothers, this film is dedicated to the martyredom of heroes, known and unsung alike, sacrificed in the course of the establishment of the Republic of China – born of the Wuchang National Revolution that erupted on Oct. 10, 1911, after 10 abortive major uprisings. With an elite cast organized by Taiwan and Hongkong stars, the film presents most impressive grandeur ever seen on a Chinese screen.
Casting: Chuan-Hsiung KO、Shih SSU、Ming MING、I-Iung LU、Ko PA
Synopsis To serve in the army is a tough but happy experience. The retired soldiers are called to arms when the mobilization writ is served, to the delight of some – for they may thus steer clear of debt collectors or their nagging girls – and to the dismay of others – for they fear their delinguency will be exposed. This story is a mixture of strict military discipline, human interest, and humor.
Casting: Ssu-Cheng MU、Chung-Fei HSU、Kuan-Chen HU、Wang CHUEH、Chun KU
Synopsis In 1949 when the Communist regime was established in China, the world-famed painter Ling Chen-kuang, believing his conviction for a new-born society had come true on his motherland, returned anxiously from the U.S., whither he had fled apprehension by lawmen when cracking down on rebellious activities he had actively engaged in out of cynicism and hostility – the feelings evolved from constant haunting by the memories of his childhood miserableness – to the then existing institutions in China. Alas, to his disillusion, the land he had so deeply loved, the society of which he had expected so much, should have turned out to be the hell on earth. Why? The enigma kept obsessing and puzzling him even to his dying moment.
Synopsis A newly graduated school teacher assigned to a tiny primary school in an isolated aborigine village in the mountains, finds to her despair that everything she encounters is a far cry from her anticipation. A schweitzer-minded young physician with an ugly face and shabby appearance, a vivacious Catholic nun, the innocent and carefree school children, a cunning and fraudlent grocer, the ingenuous and naïve villagers content with little but rice wine, and an old father-like policemen – all these interweave into an intriguing, humorous and unexpectedly-developing story permeated with heart-stirring songs never to fall into oblivion .