The Boys from Fengkuei

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Les Garçons de Fengkuei

The Boys from Fengkuei

(Fengkuei lai de ren)

by Hou Hsiao-hsien


Les Garçons de Fengkuei

Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien

Script: Chu Tien-wen

Cinematographer: Chen Kun-hou

Editing: Liao Ching-song

Settings: Kim Yoo-jun

Music: Edward Yang

Cast: Niu Cheng-tse, Lin Hsiu-ling, To Tsung-hua, Chang Shih

Production: Evergreen Film Company

Year: 1983

35 mm, Colour, 104 min
OV Mandarin with Fench Subtitles


Grand Prize at Nantes' Festival des 3 Continents 1983

With kind support of Taipei's representative Office in France

Feng Kui is a peaceful fishermen village in the islands of Penghu where three young boys live : Ah-ching, Ah-jung and Kuo-tzu. They are convinced they killed a man in a fight and leave the island in a boat for the big city of Kaohsiung. Despite a disappointing meeting with an urban crook and the cold welcome from their family members, they are still willing to discover the city. They decide to stay back and work in a factory in the daytime, while they live their youth to the full at night.

"My first intention was in fact to make a film about teenagers. It has probably something to do with my own youth." Hou Hsiao-hsien

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