A Borrowed Life ★★★★

Wu Nien-jen's biopic about his father. Was going to suggest that it would make a great double feature with Ann Hui's biopic about her mother, Song of the Exile and then look at that: Wu wrote that film too.

At one point late in the film, Wu's mother mentions that "the postman" helped them find a new house. I assume this is the same postman that helped them move a big rock out of their house after a typhoon, but I wonder also if there's a relation to the postman that steals his girl in Dust in the Wind. So many postmen.

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