超級大國民 (修復版)
Super Citizen Ko
(Restored Version)




台灣 Taiwan|1995|120 min|彩色 Colour|DCP
國語及閩南話對白,中英文字幕 In Mandarin & Minnan dialect with Chinese & English subtitles
導演 Director:萬仁 Wan Jen

入獄多年的政治犯,出獄後又因內疚而閉居養老院,與社會脫節約三十年。他年輕時參加讀書會被捕,嚴刑拷打下供出一位朋友,使朋友因而被判處極刑;長年深埋內心的愧疚,亦致使他結束隱居生活,希望在臨終前找到朋友的墓地並鄭重致歉。尋訪的旅程中,他所見並不只是昔日白色恐怖的痕跡,還有解嚴後台灣社會、政治的種種景況。《超級大國民》以迄今仍充滿誤解與曲解的白色恐怖為題,刻畫一位老政治犯重返現實、回到台北的旅程:在時間與空間、歷史與城市、記憶與現實之間,恍惚來回。台灣政治團體長久以來刻意迴避及曲解白色恐怖,萬仁針對這段歷史,以沉厚的筆觸,將「內省」與「贖罪」的主題推上高峰。

The film narrates the political history of Taiwan over a period of 50 years, following the imposition of Martial Law in 1947 and The White Terror period in the 1950s. As a student, Ko was rounded up by the police for attending a clandestine political study group. In captivity, he unintentionally betrayed his good friend by revealing his name, causing his friend's eventual execution. 30 years later, Ko wants to find this friend's grave and apologize. This quest for forgiveness leads him on an exploration of the new, modernised Taiwan, where the traces of its traumatic past are obliterated by capitalist landscape. This film depicts Ko’s mental state with moody and lyrical cinematography as he wanders back and forth between memory and reality, delving into the motifs of introspection and redemption with a poetic sense of loss and melancholy.


導演簡歷 Director Biography

萬仁

萬仁生於台北市,美國加州哥倫比亞學院電影碩士,獲視為台灣新電影重要導演。他擅於批判台灣社會現象,並長期關注台灣的發展變遷,無論身為導演或編劇,其作品題材涉及下層階級人物、政治批判、省籍議題、台灣歷史的反思、城市空間的探索及女性形象。

Wan Jen

One of the most influential directors in the Taiwan New Cinema Movement of the 1980s, he made his short film debut, ‘The Taste of Apple’, as part of the landmark omnibus film The Sandwich Man (1983) with Hou Hsiao-hsien and Tseng Chuang-hsiang. Wan has consistently explored Taiwan’s social problems and political issues. His work has always been politically sensitive and critical of the impacts of industrialisation and political corruption, and has been powerful in challenging how the past is presented and whose story is told.


15/6 7:30pm
香港電影資料館電影院 Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive