Gatao 2 角頭2
Saturday, June 22 8:00pm @ SIFF Uptown Cinema
Preceded by More Than Blue
Though it has a “2” in the title, this gangster saga is a stand-alone must-see. Gatao (gang leader) Ren values integrity and loyalty; however, he got entangled in all-out gang war when his old friend Jian reappears after serving time. Director Yen Cheng-Kuo, a former child star, narrowly escaped the death penalty and instead served 10 years in prison for kidnapping. Perhaps that life experience helped spawn this gritty, mean spirited tale that puts Taiwan firmly back on the gangster-cinema map.
Genre: Drama, Action
Directed by Cheng-Kuo Yen