Chinese Version


March of Happiness (Taiwan)


Taiwan, 28th Feb, 1947


Director: Lin Cheng-sheng

Cast: Lim Giong  Hsiao Shu-shen

Footage: 95min

Year: 1999

In 1945, Taiwan is under Japanese occupation and Yu, a merchant's daughter who is a member of a theater troupe, falls in love with a musician named Jin who works with her group. However, Yu's father is not pleased, as he hopes she will some day wed Ren-chang, the son of a prominent doctor. When Allied forces begin bombing Taiwan, the players are forced to disband, and Yu and Jin do not see each other for two years. When they do, a great deal has changed; the Kuomintang, under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek, have established a Chinese-directed government in Taiwan, and local dialects are forbidden while residents are forced to speak Mandarin. Despite the new hardships, Yu and Jin renew their love and pledge to elope on Feb. 28, 1947 — a day now remembered in Taiwan for a bloody massacre in which the Kuomintang forces attacked helpless Taiwanese citizens.

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