Fallen Angels (1995)
Director: Wong Kar-wai Run Time: 98 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 1995
Starring: Charlie Yeung, Karen Mok, Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Country: Hong Kong
Language: Min Nan, Japanese, English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Screening as part of The World of Wong Kar Wai
About the film:
Lost souls reach out for human connection amidst the glimmering night world of Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne.
Originally conceived as a segment of Chungking Express only to spin off on its own woozy axis, this hyper-cool head rush plays like the dark, moody flip side to Wong’s breakout feature as it charts the subtly interlacing fates of a handful of urban loners, including a coolly detached hitman (Leon Lai) looking to go straight, his business partner (Michelle Reis) who secretly yearns for him, and a mute delinquent (Takeshi Kaneshiro) who wreaks mischief by night.
Swinging between hardboiled noir and slapstick lunacy with giddy abandon, Fallen Angels is both a dizzying, dazzling city symphony and a poignant meditation on love, loss, and longing in a metropolis that never sleeps.
See our upcoming films See more from Wong Kar Wai