Vive l'Amour
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This second film by prominent Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang is a brilliant portrayal of isolation and urban disillusionment in modern Taipei. The movie focuses on three lonely souls: Hsiao-kang, a gay salesman of crematorium niches who wanders the city on his scooter; Ah-jung, a handsome street hawker of counterfeit designer goods; and May Lin, a struggling real estate agent. Hsiao-kang sneaks into a vacant apartment with a stolen key, takes a bath, and tries to slash his wrists. Meanwhile, May picks up Ah-jung and enters the same flat for a late-night tryst. As the film progresses, each… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We're all ghosts in Tsai's world, though we may not all know it."
‑ Michael Nordine, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"An engaging mixture of bizarre wit and eroticism and heartfelt sadness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"You could say it's two hours of three characters with one-track minds, a distended portrait of overgrown kids playing hide and seek."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Focusing on lives that come into physical contact yet remain separate the director conveys sexual desire in erotically charged manner, including a powerful masturbation scene"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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