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4.1
4,463 Ratings

Fallen Angels

Duo luo tian shi

Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong, 1995
Crime, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

Considered a “spiritual sequel” to the director’s Chungking Express, this Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

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Fallen Angels Directed by Wong Kar-wai

Critics reviews

Instead of maintaining the viewer’s interest in these characters, these people feel more like cartoon mice spinning an elaborately constructed circus wheel, their interactions with each other made frequently nonsensical by the incessantly hyperbolic style… Strung all together, Fallen Angels is overwhelming, but individual parts stand out. Even at less than peak form, Wong is incapable of crafting anything less than fascinating cinema.
June 03, 2015
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These tumultuous emotional coordinates, charted via Wong’s achingly beautiful montage, render Fallen Angels the most existential of action flicks, a fluorescent fever dream of kinetic energies and inarticulate amour fou… If Wong’s chosen dramas feel less serendipitous here than in Chungking Express, Fallen Angels still represents intuitive filmmaking of a rare order.
July 18, 2013
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