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Tianlu Li in Puppetmaster


1993 NR

Hsimeng Rensheng's fact-based film tells the story of famed Taiwanese puppet master Li Tien-Lu and the earth-shaking events that shaped his life from the early 20th century through World War II. The drama focuses on the Japanese occupation of China, during which Tien-Lu and his fellow artists were compelled to promote the Japanese cause. Tien-Lu appears as himself in his later years in this Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winner from 1993.