A Brighter Summer Day (1991)

Stills must not be reproduced, copied or downloaded in any way.

Film details

Alternative titles

  • Gu-ling jie shao-nian sha ren shi-jian Original
  • Guling jie shaonian sha ren shijian Alternative
  • Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian Alternative


Based on the director's adolescent memories and focusing on one central male protagonist, an idealistic student who refuses to compromise his moral standards, looks at growing up in Taiwan during the 1960s and the problems of military dictatorship, unemployment and immigration from mainland China.

Cast & Credits

Sight & Sound logo

The Greatest Films of All Time 2012

Ranked 84th in the critics’ poll

See who voted for A Brighter Summer Day

Back to the top