A Brighter Summer Day
Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang (Yi Yi), finally comes to home video in the United States. Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, A Brighter Summer Day is based on the true story of a crime that rocked the nation. A film of both sprawling scope and tender intimacy, this novelistic, patiently observed epic centers on the gradual, inexorable fall of a young teenager (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Chen Chang, in his first role) from innocence to juvenile delinquency, and is set against a simmering backdrop of restless youth, rock and roll, and political turmoil.
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- Edward Yang
- Chinese Mandarin
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
NoLanguage and sound
Chinese Mandarin: PCM MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access. Criterion Collection; This film spans two discs; both discs will be shipped to you simultaneously..
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it