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REBELS OF THE NEON GOD

Qing shao nian nuo zha | 青少年哪吒

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Directed by Tsai Ming-liang
Taiwan, 1992
Drama
      Mandarin
      English
      CAUTION

Synopsis

Defying his parents, Hsiao Kang drops out of school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a pretty hood, and their relationship becomes a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.

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From Gregg Araki to Wong Kar Wai, the ‘90s were alive with rich cinematic visions of youth and urban alienation. Tsai Ming-liang’s debut might be the best of both worlds: a cast of melancholy souls tirelessly search for themselves in Taipei’s streets and find what or may not be a false idol…

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Synopsis

Defying his parents, Hsiao Kang drops out of school to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a pretty hood, and their relationship becomes a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble.

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Rebels of the Neon GodDirected byTsai Ming-liang
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Awards & Festivals

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Berlin International Film Festival
1993
2019

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