THE RICE BOMBER

白米炸彈客

By Li CHO

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Drama - Completed 2014

As the agricultural industry is rapidly declining, he created 17 harmless rice bombs, in hope to wake up the conscience of the government.

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Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2014
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN, TAIWANESE
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Li CHO
    • Writer(s)
    • Hung HUNG, Do-Lan ZIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Lieh LEE (1 Production Film Co.), Jufeng YEH (Ocean Deep Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Based on a true social event, The Rice Bomber depicts a series of bombing events in Taiwan a decade ago. It is a time when the agriculture is struggling to survive. A man strives to arouse the government’s attention and to revive its conscience by making 17 rice bombs.
      In November 2003, Yang Rumen(Ru) placed the first rice bomb in a park in Taipei. On the bomb was attached a note, stating “Against rice importing,” “The government should look after its people.”
      Ru was born and raised in a family making a living from farming for three generations. In the late 1980s, the Taiwanese government set certain policies that were essentially hostile to local farmers and harmful to the farmlands. The situation deteriorated when government joined WTO in 2002. Dismayed by the circumstances, Ru decided to speak out for the farmers. With 17 self-made rice bombs, Ru hoped he could remind the government and the society of the agricultural issues, which they should have taken seriously long ago.
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