A One and a Two... (1999)

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Director: Edward Yang
Cast: Wu Nianzhen, Issey Ogata, Elaine Jin

Synopsis

Members of two families are for different reasons unhappy in life and, for the father of one, much hinges on his bosses' business ethics over a possible deal with a Japanese company and a chance encounter with an old flame.

The Review

Exhaustive tapestry of contemporary Taiwanese mores, filmed almost entirely in long shot or through doors and windows. Masterly in its control, it requires and rewards quiet attention.