In a Strange City (1996)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - Taiwan  |  
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The loves and travails of a Taipei schoolteacher provide the basis of this arty Taiwanese melodrama who gets romantically entangled with a ruthless local politician following the death of her brother. Though Jane Yu knows that Xian Guo-chien is married and obsessed with furthering himself in politics, she takes comfort from their trysts, but things go awry after she learns that he has staged an assassination attempt on himself to bolster his standing in the polls. This opens her eyes to her lover's true character. At the same time, she also contends with a suicidal student, a dubious business opportunity and the good-looking lounge singer who wants her love.



career, assassination, love, love-triangle, obsession, politician, romance, schoolteacher, suicide