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The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful

YA-CHE YANG
Taiwan, 2017
112 minutes, Color
Official website

A clever riff on the gangster melodrama, The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful tells an outrageously labyrinthine tale of power, corruption, and lies pivoting on a ruthless matriarch and the daughters for whom she is ostensibly gaining all her wealth. Madame Tang (Golden Horse best actress Kara Wai) is a shameless profiteer, exploiting illegal land speculation laws, playing political games, and waging psychological warfare among her peers. An investigation into a car accident that killed one of Tang's enemies and left his daughter in a coma soon morphs into a murder case that eventually brushes up against Tang's illegal dealings. Maternity and morality are unrecognizably distorted and family cohesion starts to unravel. Buoyed by a triumvirate of stellar performances, the film proves to be a wonderfully lurid, soapy reckoning as gifts are never given from the heart and advice is never dealt out without an ulterior motive.—Various sources

In Mandarin with English subtitles

Co-presented with the Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

WORLD VIEW

The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful

YA-CHE YANG
Taiwan, 2017
112 minutes, Color
Official website

A clever riff on the gangster melodrama, The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful tells an outrageously labyrinthine tale of power, corruption, and lies pivoting on a ruthless matriarch and the daughters for whom she is ostensibly gaining all her wealth. Madame Tang (Golden Horse best actress Kara Wai) is a shameless profiteer, exploiting illegal land speculation laws, playing political games, and waging psychological warfare among her peers. An investigation into a car accident that killed one of Tang's enemies and left his daughter in a coma soon morphs into a murder case that eventually brushes up against Tang's illegal dealings. Maternity and morality are unrecognizably distorted and family cohesion starts to unravel. Buoyed by a triumvirate of stellar performances, the film proves to be a wonderfully lurid, soapy reckoning as gifts are never given from the heart and advice is never dealt out without an ulterior motive.—Various sources

In Mandarin with English subtitles

Co-presented with the Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States


Saturday, April 21
4:30 PM
$14.00
Saturday, April 28
6:15 PM
$14.00

Taiwan Ministry of Culture
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S.

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