• Wed, Aug 14 8:10pm

    FALLEN ANGELS

    Dir. Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong, 1995, 96 min., NR, 35mm, In Cantonese with English subtitles
    Part of Wong Kar-Wednesdays. THE GRANDMASTER opens Fri, Aug 30.
    
    Brief intro from Peter Lorge, assistant professor of history and Asian studies at Vanderbilt University.

    Set in the neon-washed underworld of present day Hong Kong, FALLEN ANGELS intertwines exhilarating tales of love and isolation, primarily the unconsummated love affair between a contract Killer (Leon Lai Ming) and the ravishing female Agent (Michele Reis) who books his assignments and cleans up after his jobs. Originally intended to be a third story in his now classic Chungking Express, FALLEN ANGELS has emerged as what some critics have come to consider his "quintessential work."

    “An exhilarating rush of a movie, with all manner of go-for-broke visual bravura that expresses perfectly the free spirits of [Wong's] bold young people.” – Kevin Thomas, LA Times