Saturday, November 03, 2007

Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai, 1995)

***

Hong Kong


Leon Lai plays an introspective hitman who wears shades and fires oceans of bullets at faceless, immaculately-tailored hoods in slow motion. Michele Reis is his nubile agent. Takeshi Kaneshiro plays a mute because if he spoke he wouldn't be quirky or cutesy enough. They all have flawless skin.
Wong Kar-wai's feel for alluring imagery and stylish cutting is still palpable, but it's a comfort to know that he moved on to much more nutritious fare.

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