WINNER BEST ACTOR & BEST FEATURE FILM – SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL
“ A powderkeg of a movie. ‘Formosa Betrayed’ is a crackling political thriller, as well as an important and revealing film of out times.” BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE
Set in the early eighties during Taiwan’s bloody struggle for independence, Formosa Betrayed stars James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek / The Rules Of Attraction) who plays a new F.B.I. agent Jake Kelly, who is assigned to observe the murder investigation of a Taiwanese-American professor.
As Jake begins to suspect that the death was not a random act and the killers may be associated with the Taiwanese government, he disobeys orders and starts making his own enquiries in pursuit of “the truth”. After upsetting the local authorities who discover his intentions, he soon enough finds himself immersed in a dangerous conspiracy between the U.S. State Department, the Chinese Triad and the nationalist Chinese Government.
Inspired by actual events, this gripping political and educational thriller is an explosive drama of international intrigue and betrayal.
The DVD will be released locally via Umbrella Entertainment on October 2nd.