Wong Kar-wai: Fallen Angels

When 13 Jul 2013
Where Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)
Astoria, NY 11106
United States
Enquiry 718.784.0077


Wong Kar-wai, Fallen Angels (1995). Courtesy of the Museum of the Moving Image.

Saturday, July 13 2013, 7:00pm

Dir. Wong Kar-wai. 1995, 96 mins. 35mm
With Leon Lai, Michelle Reis, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

This noirish prelude to Chungking Express was derived from the third act of its screenplay, and filmed in the same claustrophobic spaces of Tsim Sha Tsui. Fallen Angels is a thrilling ride into the nocturnal doomed love lives of a few solipsistic beautiful outlaws: a nihilistic killer-for-hire, his agent, femme fatale Blondie, and—in a parallel universe—delinquent Ho Chi Moo and little Charlie. Hyperstylized in delectable wide-angle shots in both high-contrast black-and-white and searing colors, Fallen Angels is one of Wong’s most stunning films.

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