Daughter of the Nile (1987)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Juvenile Delinquency Film, Urban Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Taiwan  |  
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One glance at the 1989 Daughter of the Nile will convince the viewer that this is not the cheapjack 1969 American TV movie of the same name. Instead, this is a compelling Taiwanese drama about a wistful schoolgirl (Yang Lin) who is peripherally involved in a teen-aged crime ring. She escapes from the harshness of her surrounding reality by reading her favorite comic book, Daughter of the Nile. Despite its inherent whimsical nature, the film is a straight-on look at urban decay in modern Taiwan. Daughter of the Nile was originally released as Nilouhe Nuer.

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schoolgirl, teenagers, crime-ring, comic-book, family