A Brighter Summer Day

A Brighter Summer Day ★★★★½

A Brighter Summer Day is a film about a search for identity in a country that doesn't have one. A group of mainland Chinese immigrants flee to Taiwan, and having recently been under Japanese rule, Taiwan is not the cultural equivalent they expected it to be. As the families lose their own identity, their children attempt to create one for themselves by forming street gangs and immersing themselves in American culture. But this takes a toll as well when they delve deeper into a more violent lifestyle all while the world around them refuses to help.


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