Ai qing wan sui - Tsai Ming-liang (1994)
aka: "Vive l'Amour"
DVDRIP | 113 min | MKV-x264 720x384 | 25 fps | AC3 192 kb/s | 1.38 GB
Language: Chinese (Mandarin) | Subtitles: English - French - Russian - Spanish - Brazilian Portuguese in 5 optional srt files
Genre: Drama - Blank Romance
Director: Tsai Ming-liang
Writers: Tsai Yi-chun, Tsai Ming-liang
Taiwan - 1994 - color
Cast: Lee Kang-sheng, Yang Kuei-Mei, Chen Chao-jung, Lu Yi-Ching
This slow paced mesmerizing film about urban alienation with sparse dialogue focuses on three city folks who unknowingly share the same apartment: May Lin, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-kang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
In a breathtaking view of isolation and loneliness, Taipei is the setting for this story of three characters who use an empty apartment building for their own purposes, barely aware of the other inhabitants. Slowly, quietly they affect the others' lives. Elliptical, dreamy, with spare dialogue and a rigorous, deliberate pace, Tsai-Ming Liang captures a palpable sense of unrest and disquiet in a lanscape of skyscrapers and industrial ooze.
Original, dark, disturbing, yet so beautifully done... filmmaking at the highest level!
"Vive l'Amour," Tsai Ming-liang's haunting second feature, is a virtual homage to the Antonioni films "La Notte" and "Eclipse." As in those early-60's masterpieces, the gleaming anonymous architecture and thoroughfares of a booming metropolis (here it is contemporary Taipei) frame the blank spiritual lives of characters who drift through the city in a state of melancholy disconnection.
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