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


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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.

 

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