Qian xi man po (2001)

posted by admin, January 19, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

Movie: Qian xi man po

  • Director: Hsiao-hsien Hou
  • Release Date: May 19, 2001
  • Run Time: 119 mins
  • Genre: Drama, Romance

Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao. She’s young, lovely, and aimless. He’s a slacker. Cigarettes and alcohol fuel her nights. We see bits of her life: when Hao-Hao steals his father’s Rolex and the police detain them; when she gets a job as a club hostess, where she meets Jack, who becomes her patron and protector; when Hao-Hao comes to the club, insisting on talking to her; when she visits Yubari, Japan, for its film festival in the dead of winter; when Jack must go to Japan to straighten out trouble caused by one of his acolytes. Does Vicky have any expectations? Does time simply pass?

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