Set on the eve of the 21st century, Tsai Ming-liang’s fourth feature follows the slow-going, taciturn romance of the director’s muse/alter-ego Hsiao-kang (Lee Kang-sheng) and his hapless downstairs neighbor (Yang Kuei-mei), the remaining residents of a rapidly dilapidating apartment building who refuse to evacuate their homes despite a disease-bearing monsoon raging outside their windows. After a plumber leaves Hsiao with a hole in his floor, the film gradually opens up to a love story punctuated with splendorous musical interludes and Tsai’s distinctive strain of poker-faced, prop-ridden slapstick. A Big World Pictures release.
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