Asian Films You Have to See: Taiwan’s Hit ‘Monga’ Brings You Authentic Taipei, 1980s Gangster-Style

A hit Taiwanese film released in 2010 that you may have missed, Monga (艋舺) steps back into Taiwan’s reckless 1980s to birth a classic about the dangers of growing up.

Monga references a district of Taipei now known as Wanhua. The film traces Taiwanese youth who explore the gangster lifestyle of an evolving Taiwan. See how hot-island Taiwanese life, traditional Chinese values, and modern seductions collide in one of Taiwan’s more recent hit films.

Watch the entire film here.

Official wallpaper for Monga, the movie. (MongaTheMovie.com)

Official wallpaper for Monga, the movie. (MongaTheMovie.com)

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