Formosa Betrayed (2009/2010)
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Opened: 02/26/2010 Limited
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Rated: R for some violent content
Based on actual events, the film is the first American movie to explore the issue of Taiwan independence. FORMOSA BETRAYED is directed by Adam Kane (of TV’s Heroes) and stars James Van Der Beek, Tzi Ma and Will Tiao.
The film tells the story of FBI Agent Jake Kelly's (Van Der Beek) investigation into the brutal murder of a Taiwanese-American professor on U.S. soil. With the help of his partner Tom Braxton (John Heard) and a sharp Chicago police detective (Leslie Hope), Agent Kelly discovers that the murderers have fled to Taiwan. With the help of Ming (Tiao), a Taiwanese activist, Agent Kelly discovers the unsettling truth about the island once called Formosa, leading to dangerous and painful consequences.