天邊一朵雲 (2005)
The Wayward Cloud


Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 03/08/2006
Summary: what the fuck did i just watch?

a truely bizarre, surreal love story set during a huge water shortage in taiwan. the story of a girl who staels water from toilet systerns and a porn actor who fall in love with each other, but don't know how they spend their respective days.

the film is almost dialogue free, but is punctuated by camp, stylised musical numbers which somehow compliment the restraint of the rest of the film. it is a very beautiful film, a very funny film, a truely surreal vision, with a climax that will have your eyes not believe what they are seeing...

excellent...


Reviewed by: pjshimmer
Date: 02/05/2006

Tsai Ming Liang's latest offering explores human isolation in the porn industry. As always, he recruits actor Lee Kang Sheng, who has appeared in all of Tsai's movies so far. This movie is full of graphical sex scenes related to its pornographic subject, but what's more apparent is the minimalist style. I believe there is only ONE line of real dialogue in the entire film! You will also find musical numbers injected throughout the running time--ranging from penis hat-wearing feminists in the restroom, to cute looking women seducing a Shang Kai-Shek statue in public. The Wayward Cloud is as far as you can get from studio mainstream.

Reviewer Score: 6