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Qing shao nian nuo zha | 青少年哪吒

Tsai Ming-liang Taïwan, 1992

FilmEdie's rating of the film Les rebelles du dieu néon

Early Tsai; with baby-faced Lee, short takes, & plenty of dialogue... But still Tsai. A handful of alienated youth in early 90s Taipei, crossing paths arbitrarily; the contrast of big city and small fate. No one escapes the desaturation, the sound design with no foreground, the seas of people & scooters, the rain; individualities washed together. Quiet disaffection. And Tsai's eye for the beauty of small rebellions.