Evergreen Mountains (1970)
Reviewed by: heinz Germany on 2019-03-23
Summary: Fine actors ensenble in wonderfull landscape
don't agree with previous review. First I want to point out, that at the 8th Golden Horse Film Awards was awarded as ecxcellant drama movie. None of the actors burst into song - actually there was not any singing - with the ecxeption of a mountain tribal party (folklore music, singing, dancing, drinking). For me the story is centered around the motorbiking postman Yueh Peng (Wu Chia-Chi) who is very interested is his supervisor's daughter Lei-Lan (lovely Chen Chen, who 'surprisingly'[quote] looks even younger than later [quote]) and he is involved in many fates of the villagers he meets during his daily work. He is involved In the rescue of a nearly drowned runaway-schoolboy, who is bullied by classmates for "having no father" - who is in reality a prsioner in a labor camp for "messing with the wrong kind of friends' as he tells the visitor Yueh Peng before beeing released to return to his family. OK that movie has no realy climax! The emotional peak is the re-union of the family after the prisoner returns.
Still it was quite entertaining thanks to the decent acting and directing.
Reviewer Score: 7