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The Puppetmaster

  • Release Date: Oct 15, 1989
  • Rated: violence, nudity, profanity, adult situations
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Drama
  • Director:Hou Hsiao-Hsien


This Hou Hsiao Hsien masterpiece is a portrait of the childhood and adolescence of octogenarian Taiwanese puppet master and actor [[Performer~P144323~Li T'ien-lu~litianlu]], who narrates the film both off-screen and on-screen. In this second installment of a trilogy on Taiwanese life in the 20th century ([[Feature~V174135~City of Sadness~cityofsadness]] is the first and [[Feature~V134802~Good Men, Good Women~goodmengoodwomen]] is the third), Li's development as an artist and husband plays out between...more