The Chief of Yancheng District

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The Chief of Yancheng District

Directed by Adiong Lu

  • Taiwan 2018; 51 min
  • Original version: Taiwanese
  • Genre: Documentary

    2019 Visions du Réel 
    2019 Sinpagore Chinese FF
    2018 Kaohsiung FF

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The needle comes down on the record, Heaven sends down lightning, and the old drinkers who never turned down a battle back in the day have returned. Scenes from the city at night, streets lined with taverns and brothels, well-dressed men and women lingering in the land of wine, are all liberated by song ⋯

A song with a unique melody illustrated the glorious Yancheng District of the 1960s. This was the niuma-tune styled song ‘The Chief of Yancheng District’. The song also brought out the personality and character of Kaohsiung’s famous politician and Yancheng District Chief, Kuo Wan-Zhi.



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