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Goodbye South, Goodbye (1996)

Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwan

This movie gives us a glimpse at life in northern Taiwan. The main person is Kao, a 37-years-old man who has constantly to solve problems created by his younger brother Flat Head and his girlfriend Pretzel. As a non-stop schemer, Kao devises a plan to raise money by trading subsidized pigs to the government for cash. The ruse works, but when the temperamental Flat Head antagonizes the wrong people, the two find themselves caught up in a dangerous game of corrupt politics.

«The movie has a scene that was a great inspiration for one of my movies, Love For Sale. Goodbye South, Goodbye made me discover another way to film the youth.»

Karim Aïnouz
112 minutes
OV Mandarin
German, French
Video Quality
Available in
Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein