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Fallen Angels (1995)Fallen Angels (1995)

Fallen Angels (1995)

An evocative masterpiece that captures the wildness of a big city.

Action, Crime, Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

9.1

movie

Hong Kong

Cantonese, English, Japanese

1995

Kar-Wai Wong, Wong Kar-wai

Benz Kong, Benz Kong To-Hoi, Chan Fai-Hung

98 min

Synopsis

Two tales of crimes intertwine in present-day Hong Kong.

Our Take

9.1
Oppie A

Wong Kar-wai’s dreamlike masterpiece is a perfect portrayal of the wilderness of a city at night. A hitman trying to get his job done, a woman hunting the prostitute who stole her boyfriend, and a mute who loves his father’s cooking: each of the characters in Fallen Angels is eccentric and interesting in their own way. Along the watch, you may find yourself overwhelmed by all the events taking place as each character fights to stay alive and satisfy their desire, but this is exactly where the beauty lies. A hazy view of Hong Kong is the backdrop for the characters’ riveting stories, blending loneliness, lust, as well as missed opportunities. Fallen Angels is a remarkably balanced film that not only exposes the coldness of people in the city, but also their warmth.

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