Nanguo Zaijan, Nanguo (Goodbye South, Goodbye)
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Nanguo Zaijan, Nanguo (Goodbye South, Goodbye)
Produced by the Japanese Shochiku Company, this Taiwanese drama follows the lives of two generations of Taipei residents. Kao is a gangster, while divorcee/single mother/bar hostess Ying is his girl friend. Kao's closest friend is rock singer Flathead and his slightly ditzy girl friend Pretzel. The troubles begin when Kao and his long-time cohort Hsi and the others set up a temporary gambling den in the highlands. As the day progresses, Pretzel gets so deeply into debt that she attempts suicide. Later Kao and His get some bad news about a shady business venture in Shanghai. To make some… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hou brilliantly evokes the isolation of a generation hopelessly cut off from its past."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"What's most impressive about Goodbye South Goodbye is the way in which the film seems so completely disenchanted with the antics of its protagonists."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Another slow moving but electrically penetrating film by one of the world's best directors, Hou Hsiao-hsien."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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