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. (

Official wallpaper for Monga, the movie. (

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