Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Written by Chu Tien-wen
Starring Wang Chien-wen
Music by Chen Ming-Chang
Cinematography Mark Lee Ping-Bin
Distributed by Central Motion Pictures Corporation
Release date(s) 1986
Running time 109 minutes
Dust in the Wind is a 1986 critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful movie by Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien.
This film is based on co-screenwriter Wu Nien-jen's own experiences, and the final part of Hou's coming-of-age trilogy, the others being A Summer at Grandpa's (1984) and The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985).
A love story about a young couple from a village in the northern-east part of Taiwan. The boy, Ah-yuan goes to Taipei to work after graduating from junior high school so he can earn money to send home. The girl, Ah-yun follows him the next year and they work hard to earn enough money to marry. Then Ah-yuan must spend three years in the military and the girl marries someone else. Although Ah-yuan regrets what happened he does not blame Ah-yun.