Summary: When I saw a small advertising in my local paper for this movie, I had no idea what it was about. I thought it might be a documentary on Formosa before it became Taiwan. How wrong I was! I was totally blown away by its contents, the actors, and the cinematography.
Fact Events in Taiwan that inspired the making of the movie
Bobby W, IMDb
8 March 2010
Summary: 1) Kaohsiung Incident (1979) - A demonstration led by Formosa Magazine staff resulted in the Martial Law arrest of dozens of dissidents. 2) Lin Family Massacre (1980) - A grim murder of the 7 years old twin girls and their 70 years old grandma in their house then under 24-hour surveillance by the...
Summary: I saw "Formosa Betrayed" opening weekend in Berkeley, CA on 2/28/2010. There were many Taiwanese-Americans in the audience, some 60-75ish. During one point in the film where the story of the 2-28 incident is told to the main character, you could hear sniffling, coughing and people blowing their...
Well-made film that tells a very important story about Taiwan
28 February 2010
Summary: To the reviewers who say that this film is propaganda - films are *meant* to tell stories from a particular point of view. As a Taiwanese-American, I am so proud and so happy to see a film that promotes Taiwanese independence and discusses the terrible repression that ordinary Taiwanese suffered...
Summary: An FBI agent in the 1980s is following the clues of a murder of a mid-western university professor in search of the killers. If you didn't know anything about the history of Taiwan alias Formosa, you would still no doubt find this a very riveting, suspenseful, exciting thriller.
Summary: I managed to see Formosa Betrayed at a film festival and was really blown away. Political suspense films rarely grip you this much while still holding onto their intelligence. Wherever you are you must try to get to a theater to see this or anticipate the DVD release because it is not one to miss.
Summary: I saw this film at the St. Louis International Film Festival and could not have been more impressed. I left the theater with countless questions and consequently could not stop talking about US-Taiwan relations for weeks. I am sure this is what the filmmakers intended.
Summary: Hey Crapone! You should see the movie for yourself instead of making things out from the internet! Obviously you haven't read Formosa Betrayed book either. Uganda Genocide, Armenian Genocide, Tibetan Genocide, Darfur Genocide, Muslim Uyghur Turks Genocide... The truth will always prevail.
One of the best political thrillers I've seen in a long time
Sara L, IMDb
11 September 2009
Summary: Saw this film at the Montreal Film Festival. I think it's one of the best political thrillers I've seen in many years. Did not know much about the history of Taiwan, but the film brought me back to the early 80s with it's Cold War references.
A murder-mystery that offers an intriguing insight into the complexities and brutalities of Cold War relations between the US and Taiwan.
Malcolm Smith, IMDb
5 September 2009
Summary: I didn't know what to expect with this film. Murder-mysteries are not generally my thing, but this one pulled it off with a truly insightful look into Taiwan in the early 1980s. Objective viewers of this movie will appreciate its fresh perspective on a sometimes tired Cold War theme.