Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
With Lee Kang-sheng, Chen Chao-jung, Wang Yu-wen
Not Rated, 106 minutes, DCP
Mandarin with English subtitles
Hsiao-kang 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. One of the key figures of the Taiwanese New Wave, Tsai Ming-liang emerged on the world cinema scene in 1992 with this groundbreaking first feature that hints at his promise.
Free for Notre Dame students.
Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.