Vive l’amour

Portrait of three lost souls in Taipei, which was awarded the Golden Lion in Venice.

Please note that this film is in Mandarin, with Dutch subtitles.
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There is little dialogue in the second feature film by Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, but there is all the more attention for the body language of the protagonists and the sounds of the city. VIVE L’AMOUR circles around three characters. May is an estate agent and works long hours. One day she loses one of her keys. Hsiao-kang steals the key and discovers that the house to which it belongs is empty. May occasionally takes men home for sex and in doing so meets Ah-jung, who sells women’s clothes on the street. The two soon start using the empty house for their encounters, without knowing that Hsiao-kang has also moved in. Hsiao-kang in turn is not aware of their presence.

Tsai Ming-liang, Taiwan, 1994, 120 min. Mandarin spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Chen Chao-jung, Lee Kang-sheng, Yang Kuei-Mei, Lu Yi-Ching.