Director: Wong Kar-wai Run Time: 98 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1995
Starring: Charlie Yeung, Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Takeshi Kaneshiro
Lost souls reach out for human connection amidst the glimmering night world of Hong Kong in this 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 (Lai), his business partner (Reis) who secretly yearns for him, and a mute delinquent (Kaneshiro) who wreaks mischief by night. Swinging between hardboiled noir and slapstick lunacy with giddy abandon, FALLEN ANGELS is both a dazzling city symphony and a poignant meditation on love, loss, and longing in a metropolis that never sleeps.
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