Hsiao-Kang, a Taiwanese film director, travels to the Louvre in Paris, France, to shoot a film that explores the Salomé myth. Read More »
Tag Archives: Kang-sheng Lee
In “Journey to the West,” helmer Tsai Ming-liang’s perennial protagonist, Lee Kang-sheng Read More »
Ordinary Heroes is a 1999 Cantonese-language film directed by Ann Hui. Read More »
A strange disease starts to affect people in Taiwan just before the year 2000. Read More »
Bu san / Good Bye, Dragon Inn (2003) Ming-liang Tsai, Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Drama, Comedy
A Japanese tourist takes refuge from a rainstorm inside a once-popular movie theater, a decrepit old barn of a cinema that is screening a martial arts classic, King Hu’s 1966 “Dragon Inn.” Read More »
Ni na bian ji dian / What Time is it There? (2001) Ming-liang Tsai, Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Yi-Ching Lu, Drama, Romance
When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. Read More »
Qing shao nian nuo zha / Rebels of the Neon God (1992) Ming-liang Tsai, Chao-jung Chen, Chang-bin Jen, Kang-sheng Lee, Crime, Drama
Defying his parents, Hsiao Kang drops out of the local crammer to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a pretty hood and their relationships is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.
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Ah Jie lost everything in the stock market due to a severe economic crisis. He spends his days in his sealed apartment, smoking joints and looking after the marijuana plants that he secretly grows in his wardrobe. In desperation, he calls a suicide helpline and gets to know Chyi, whose sweet and gentle voice causes him to fall in love with his fantasized image of her. He tries to ask her out but is repeatedly rejected. He begins projecting his fantasy of Chyi on Shin, the new girl working at the betel nut stall downstairs. Shin is always sexily dressed in order to lure male customers. Ah Jie becomes closer to her and soon the two of them sink into a world of erotic and psychedelic pleasures. At the same time, Ah Jie begins to stalk Chyi.
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