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The River

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[[Performer~P194191~Tsai Ming-Liang~tsaimingliang]]'s The River, the Taiwanese master's third feature, opens with a chance encounter between Xiao-Kang ([[Performer~P196712~Lee Kang-Sheng~leekangsheng]]) and an old friend ([[Performer~P223007~Chen Shiang-Chyi~chenshiangchyi]]), an unexpected meeting that sets this bleak and ultimately disturbing film on its course. Persuaded to accompany his friend to a film set where she works as a production assistant, Xiao-Kang is recruited by the director to play a...more

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