Taiwanese Film Night: "The Will to Power"

Taiwanese Film Night: "The Will to Power"

Sunday, 7 June 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Feng-yi Chu
Taiwan Studies Seminar Series

Won the 48th Golden Bell Awards

Best Television Film

Best Director

Best Script

Best Supporting Actor

Best supporting actress in the 15th Taipei Film Festival.


Wu Nong-guo, a long-time social activist, is found dead by hanging at a site designated for an urban renewal project. Daughter Ya-li, who had long given up on her absentee father, learns details about a father she never knew. Mayor Zhou Guang-cheng, eyeing the presidency, begins clearing away obstacles to his run in the next election. And Captain Li of the municipal police force uncovers some shocking bits of the past in his quest to get to the bottom of Wu’s death. The investigation into the death is simple and easily solved, but beyond the details of the case lie clues to far bigger political machinations and schemes…