In this latter-day screwball farce, Yang puts a comic spin on his signature themes of globalization and urban ennui. The primary setting is a trendy night spot where Yang orchestrates the elaborate comings and goings of a raft of disparate characters, including a couple of mob enforcers (one played by Yi Yi’s Wu Nien-Jen), an American escort service madame, and a young Frenchwoman (The Beach star Virgine Ledoyen) looking for the Brtish entrepreneur who wooed her in London. Languages, classes and indeologies collide at a dizzying rate in this jaundiced love letter to Taipei at the close of the 20th century.

  • Directed By Edward Yang
  • 1996
  • Taiwan
  • 35mm
  • 121 minutes