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