Vive l'Amour
Vive l'Amour (1994)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 14, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Nordine
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

We're all ghosts in Tsai's world, though we may not all know it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An engaging mixture of bizarre wit and eroticism and heartfelt sadness.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

You could say it's two hours of three characters with one-track minds, a distended portrait of overgrown kids playing hide and seek.

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Emanuel Levy

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Tsai is an amazingly talented director and brings those themes that he explored in his first film to a higher level with a nearly silent tale of young Taipei… More
Sylvester Kuo
3 lonely souls in Taipei found themselves unknowingly sharing a single apartment. Vive L'Amour is an anti-film in itself that the dialogues were minimal… More
Stella Dallas
a nearly wordless film that works as a kind of homage to antonioni's themes, especially in 'l'eclisse'. three characters share an apartment,… More
Walter M.
"Don't knock masturbation, it's sex with someone I love." - Woody Allen to Diane Keaton, "Annie Hall"(1977) "Vive… More