The Pain of Others 海巡尖兵

A shocking revelation of power harassment and abuses within the military in Taiwan, this award-winning short film of Tom Lin has drawn widespread attention and discussion for its piercing criticism of military subculture.

On the night of March 18th, 2000, the presidential election, as usual, three coastguards are on patrol by the seaside of Yi-Lan. Private First Class, just out of lock-up, is equipped with a walkie-talkie. The Private (second in command) has a military 65-K2 rifle and the Private recruit (rookie) has two clips of ammunition.

Seeing that it’s still a long, boring night ahead, The Private starts looking for excuses to haze the rookie…


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