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Info: REBELS OF THE NEON GOD

REBELS OF THE NEON GOD (NR)
1 hrs, 46 mins
RELEASE:
04/10/2015
CAST:
Miao Tien, Jen Chang-bin, Wang Yu-wen, Lee Kang-sheng, Lu Yi-ching, Chen Chao-jung
DIRECTOR:
Tsai Ming-liang

TICKETS / San Francisco / Opera Plaza Cinema

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This groundbreaking debut from Tsai Ming-liang (Stray Dogs, What Time is it There?, Goodbye Dragon Inn) features a handful of elements familiar to fans of his subsequent work: a deceptively spare style often branded “minimalist”; actor Lee Kang-sheng as the silent and sullen Hsiao-kang; copious amounts of water; and enough urban anomie to ensure that even the subtle humor in evidence is tinged with pathos. The loosely structured plot involves Hsiao-kang, a despondent cram school student who becomes obsessed with a young petty thief who smashes the rearview mirror of a taxi driven by his father. Hsiao-kang stalks the thief and his buddy as they hang out in the film’s iconic video game arcade (featuring a telling poster of James Dean on the wall) and other locales around Taipei, and ultimately takes his revenge. Though showing such diverse influences as the French New Wave, Wong Kar-wai’s early films—and, yes, Rebel Without a Cause—Tsai’s film is most remarkable for introducing his startlingly unique vision to world cinema. New HD restoration! (Fully subtitled)

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