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The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
- AKA: A Time to Live and a Time to Die, 童年往事
- Country: Taiwan
- IMDB Rating: 7.8
- Genres: Biography, Drama
- Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
- Writers: T'ien-wen Chu , Hsiao-Hsien Hou
- Language: Mandarin | Hakka | Mandarin
- Stars: Chia-bao Chang , Neng Chang , Chih-Chen Chen , Han-wen Chen
- Runtime: 138 min
- Awards: 8 wins & 5 nominations.
- Plot: This depiction of childhood and adolescence draws heavily from the filmmaker's own boyhood. Like many of their compatriots, Hou's family moved from the mainland to Taiwan in 1948 and was unable ever to return. The film focuses on the widening generation gap in a family cut off from its cultural heritage.