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  • Languages : English
  • Year of production : 2009
  • Cinema release date : 30/11/-0001
  • Duration : 1h43'
  • Budget : $6,000,000


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  • Wednesday 30 November -0001
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)

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Inspired by two actual events, one surrounding the death of Professor Chen Wen-Chen of Carnegie Mellon University in 1981, and the other the 1984 assassination of journalist Henry Liu in California, Formosa Betrayed is the story of FBI Agent Jake Kelly's investigation of the murder of Henry Wen , a Taiwanese professor in Chicago. With the help of his partner Tom Braxton and a sharp Chicago police detective , Agent Kelly discovers that the murderers have fled to Taipei, capital of Republic of China .

Agent Kelly is sent overseas to assist Taiwan government's search for the killers. Initially guided by an American diplomat and a KMT official , he soon realizes that not only is he an unwelcome guest in a foreign land, but that something more treacherous is happening beneath the surface.

With the help of Ming , a Taiwanese activist, Agent Kelly discovers the unsettling truth about the island, once described as "Ilha Formosa" ("beautiful island") by the Portuguese, leading to dangerous and painful consequences. Agent Kelly finds himself on a collision course with the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Mafia, and ultimately the highest levels of the Kuomintang, where this FBI agent discovers how a complex web of politics, identity, and power affects the lives and destinies of all the citizens.


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