Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

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Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)
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Hsiao-Kang drops out of school and gets mixed up with some local hoods who commit a series of petty crimes in Taipei. What follows is a series of events that presents a horrowing and poignant examination of alienated youth. (-DVD cover)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Defying by his parents, Hsiao-Kang drops out of the local crammer to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a pretty hood and their relationships is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0103935/plotsummary)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

'Rebels of the Neon God' is Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang's debut film. It is a wholly consuming film that leaves much to the imagination at the end. It is well-directed and looks into real life (in Taipei) in its most natural form (although it is supposed to be much brighter and hopeful than Tsai Ming-liang makes it out to be). 'Rebels' moves along much faster than any of Tsai Ming-liang's other feature film which was actually quite surprisingly. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0103935/usercomments)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang's films should be watched in chronological order of when he made them because they tell a story of one person – Hsaio Kang (always played by the wonderful Lee Kang-sheng) – as he grows the camera follows him through life's journey. This journey is not always easy as he is depicted as an outsider. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0103935/usercomments)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

The same theme runs through all of Tsai Ming-liang's film – a lack of knowing how to communicate and actually communicating. In this film it is more straightforward and this is probably his most accessible film. There is one scene in which Hsaio kills a cockroach by stabbing it with his compass point. Hsaio throws the dead insect into the wind but then notices it resurfaced on the other side of the window. When he notices this he tries to swat the cockroach but hits the window pane too hard and breaks it. The camera moves down to what he was studying and blood starts to drip on his school papers. He then goes to the bathroom to wash his hand and pamper his now wounded hand but not without his mother inquiring "You have nothing better to do with yourself". (http://imdb.com/title/tt0103935/usercomments)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang's 'Rebels of the Neon God' captures youth in Taipei absolutely brilliant without all those long takes featured in his future films. Water is a very important part of this film – look out for rain sequences and flooded apartment floors. 'Rebels' is much easier to watch than Tsai Ming-liang's other films because the camera moves more and it just seemed much more interesting. If you watch all of Tsai Ming-liang's films in order it would have worked out better because they basically show what a great filmmaker he was grown into. (http://imdb.com/title/tt0103935/usercomments)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)

Tsai Ming-liang - Ch'ing shaonien na cha ('Rebels of the Neon God') (1992)









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