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The Wild Goose on the Wing

The Wild Goose on the Wing
October 20, 2019 - 7:00 pm

The Wild Goose on the Wing  (Taiwan, 1979)

One of director Liu Li-li’s first Chiung Yao adaptations proved to be one of her most enduring – and sinister. After studying in the UK, Dan Feng (Brigitte Lin) returns to Taiwan clad in black. Her sister has just died, presumably of a heart attack. Dan Feng suspects her sister’s boyfriend Jiang Huai (Chin Han) had something to do with the untimely death, so on behalf of the sisters, Dan Feng embarks on a revenge plot to seduce and break the hearts of Jiang Huai… and his brother. A deranged love triangle (or rectangle?) of gothic proportions, this is Taiwanese melodrama at its most ravishingly sadistic.

DCP, color, in Mandarin with English subtitles, 101 min. Director: Liu Li-Li. Screenwriter: Qiao Ye. Cast: Brigitte Lin, Chin Han, Tse Ling-ling.