In Hong Kong, Dr. Gao Jing is introduced to the brother of her best girlfriend Chen Xiao Kai, the photographer and diver Dave Chen Guo Dong. They fall in love and travel to Taiwan to visit an ancient submarine city, where he intends to propose to her. During the dive, he disappears.
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unbelievably strange metaphysical romance from hark, taking his tendency towards abstract narrative leaps and simple visual manipulation (this film has the greatest use of bad c.g.i. in his career) to new heights; certainly his best film of the decade, and perhaps even one of the decade's defining films.