The Puppetmaster

戲夢人生, Xì mèng rén shēng
by Hou Hsiao-Hsien 2h22min Taïwan 1992
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The Puppetmaster
by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Puppeteer Li Tian-lu tells his life story, and through it, the story of Taiwan in the first half of the 20th century.

Status of the VoD copy


  • Li Tian-Lu : Lui-même
  • Lim Giong : Li Tianlu, jeune


  • Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • Scenario Li Tian-Lu, Wu Nien-Jen, Chu Tien-wen
  • Photo director Mark Lee Ping-Bin
  • Set Design Hung Chang, Hsien-Ko Ho, Ming-Ching Lu, Chao-yi Tsai
  • Costume Design Kuang-Hui Chang, Pei-yun Juan
  • Sound Chi-Liang Meng, Duu-Chih Tu
  • Editing Liao Ching-Song
  • Original music Chen Ming-chang, Zhang Hongda
  • Producer Hua-fu Chang, Hwa-kun Chang, Fu-Sheng Chiu
  • Production Compagny ERA International, Nian Dai International, Qiu Fusheng
  • Distributor Carlotta Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,85:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1992
  • Release date for France12/08/1993
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageChinese, Japanese
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