Three Tears in Borneo


Séries Mania 2024

International Panorama

World premiere
Drama - Historical - Family | Taiwan | 2024

Screened episode(s) : 1 & 2
Format : 5 x 54min

Three young Taiwanese brothers recruited by the Japanese army are responsible for guarding prisoners of war in a camp in Borneo during the Second World War. When the Australian army takes control of the region at the end of the conflict, the elder brother is accused of having ordered a horrific massacre.

Our take

In the lush setting of the tropical forest in Borneo, three young brothers, born in Taiwan and enlisted in the Imperial Japanese army, discover the horrors of war. A human-scale, poignant story about the loss of innocence, offering a new perspective on the conflict in South-East Asia during the Second World War.

  • Written By Yu-Fen TSAI
  • Directed By Chieh-Heng SUN
  • Music Thomas FOGUENNE
  • With Han WU, Guan-Zhi HUANG, Yu-Cheng JHU, Ming-Shuai SHIH, Harriet LIEN, Andrew CHAU, Tsukahara DAISUKE, Koya MATSUDAI
  • Production Unseen film studio, Sweet Tongue Production Ltd
  • Broadcaster taiwan public television service foundation

2 Screenings :

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Chieh-Heng SUN

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