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Goodbye, Dragon Inn
Goodbye, Dragon Inn
8.1
/10
1,849 Ratings

GOODBYE, DRAGON INN

不散 | Bu san

Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Taiwan, 2003
Drama

Synopsis

On a dark, wet night in Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meager audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu’s wuxia classic Dragon Inn—each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself.

Synopsis

On a dark, wet night in Taipei City, a cavernous old picture palace is about to close its doors forever. A meager audience, the remaining few staff, and perhaps even a ghost or two, watch King Hu’s wuxia classic Dragon Inn—each haunted by memories and desires evoked by cinema itself.

Our take

Tsai Ming-liang’s award-winning and nostalgically cinephilic masterwork is beloved by many and it’s not hard to see why. This moving, deliberately slow paean to the faded splendor of old movie-palaces captures so much of what we love (and love to hate!) about the anonymous communality of moviegoing.