• Formosa Betrayed (2009)

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Release Date: February 26th, 2010

DVD Release Date: July 13th, 2010

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
A murder investigation takes a federal agent (James Van Der Beek) to the victim's native Taiwan.

Cast: James Van Der Beek, Tzi Ma, Will Tiao, Wendy Crewson, John Heard, Leslie Hope, Kenneth Tsang, Chelcie Ross

Director: Adam Kane

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Distributors: Screen Media Ventures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Begins rather awkwardly, but ends by making a statement that explains a great many things. One question left unasked: Why did we promise to defend Taiwan with nuclear weapons but refuse to recognize it as a sovereign nation? show more

  • Despite the righteous indignation that is so clearly fueling the film--much of its $8 million budget was raised from off-island Taiwanese--the movie is a sturdy entry in the paranoid-thriller genre, and raises some interesting issues about our relationship with the country we used to call China. show more

  • At its plainspoken best, the U.S.-and Thailand-shot film is an eye-opening history lesson more than an atmospheric thriller. It's nonetheless chilling as it exposes the machinations between countries with no official relationship. show more

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