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The Midnight After (2014)

Na yeh ling san, ngoh choh seung liu Wong Gok hoi mong Dai Bou dik hung Van (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 10 April 2014 (Hong Kong)
A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climb aboard a minibus that is to take them from ... See full summary »

Director:

Fruit Chan

Writers:

Fai-Hung Chan (screenplay by), Ho-Yan Kong (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Suet Lam ... Driver
Lam Wong Lam Wong ... Mahjong Player (as Nam Wong)
Cheuk-Ling Tin Cheuk-Ling Tin ... Mahjong Player (as Cheuk-ling Tin)
Kim-Fai Lam Kim-Fai Lam ... Mahjong Player
Simon Yam ... Fat
Tien You Chui ... Shun (as Tien-you Chui)
Tak-yin Szeto Tak-yin Szeto ... Minibus Driver
Sam Lee ... Blind Fai
Hoi Yan Chan Hoi Yan Chan ... Drug Dealer (as Eric Chan)
Goo-Bi GC ... Pat (as Wan-chi Cheuk)
Sheung-ching Lee Sheung-ching Lee ... Bobby
Wayne Si Wayne Si ... Hung (University Student)
Chi Zhang Chi Zhang ... Peter (University Student)
Russell Zhou Russell Zhou ... Tsing (University Student)
Sunday Yuen Sunday Yuen ... Dawg (University Student)
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Storyline

A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climb aboard a minibus that is to take them from Mongkok to Tai Po. The group is as diverse as the city: there's a young man on drugs, an arguing couple, a woman with prayer beads and a girl who has just fallen in love, and behind the wheel sits the chatty driver. As the bus emerges from a tunnel, everything is suddenly quite still: the streets and buildings are all empty and there's not a soul to be seen; it's as if everyone has suddenly been swallowed by the earth. Only the millions of neon lights continue to blink, as if nothing has happened. The eclectic group of passengers seek refuge in a deserted café and discuss what they should do. Then they make a horrific discovery. Written by Krimian

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | English

Release Date:

10 April 2014 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Na yeh ling san, ngo joa seung liu Wong Gok hoi wong dai bou dik hung Van See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,734,866
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The movie features David Bowie's song "Space Oddity". See more »

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Pat: Hong Kong doesn't do Sci-Fi.
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Getting political
14 February 2016 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The movie itself start off very mysterious and it maintains that mystery all through the end. And while I haven't read or seen the story this is based on, therefor cannot comment on similarities, I can say even from far away, that this movie loves analogies. And it dares its viewers to think and is not just an entertainment piece.

While very violent and strangely funny at times, it will be hard to keep track of events if you don't keep up with it. The actors are all amazing and while dialog choices might feel benign and without meaning in general, I'm pretty sure you can get a lot from even the simplest exchange. The Hong Kong allegory and everything that comes with it (uncertainty and more) was not an easy thing to achieve. It's not being seen lightly upon making stories that are political or have a strong message. Which makes this movie even more powerful ... if you are into this thing. Obviously not everyone is, though try not to get personal, if you don't like a movie ... Tastes are different, especially when it comes to something that is artfully done, but maybe not your thing


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