Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

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Synopsis:
Tsai Ming-liang’s groundbreaking first feature, "Rebels of the Neon God", already includes a handful of elements familiar to fans of subsequent work: a deceptively spare style often branded “minimalist;” actor Lee Kang-sheng as the silent and sullen Hsiao-kang; copious amounts of water, whether pouring from the sky or bubbling up from a clogged drain; 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 young petty thief Ah-tze, after Ah-tze smashes the rearview mirror of a taxi driven by Hsiao-kang’s father.
Hsiao-kang stalks Ah-tze and his buddy Ah-ping as they hang out in the film’s iconic arcade (featuring a telling poster of James Dean on the wall) and other locales around Taipei, and ultimately takes his revenge.
Actors:
, Chang-bin Jen, , , ,
Directors:
Writers:
Ming-liang Tsai
Aka:
Qing shao nian nuo zha
Genres:
Drama
Countries:
Taiwan, Drama
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