Directors: Li Xing, Fang Zhen & Tian Feng
Year of Release: 1959
Language: Taiwanese with English Subtitles
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Tubby shoeshine man Brother Wang (Li Guanzhang) shares a room with his best friend, rickshaw driver Brother Liu (Shorty Cai / Zhang Fucai). A fortune teller predicts Wang will strike it rich in three days, but Liu will die in 44 days. When Wang wins the lottery three days later, their celebrations turn sour when they remember the other half of the prediction. Wang decides his buddy should have the trip of a lifetime before he dies, and they set off around their beautiful homeland, the island of Taiwan!
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The event is co-organized by the Taiwan Studies Project and the Department of Chinese Studies (AOI) at the University of Zurich.