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30 January 1998 (USA) See more »
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A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Leon Lai ... Wong Chi-Ming / Killer
Michelle Reis ... The Killer's Agent (as Michele Reis)

Takeshi Kaneshiro ... He Zhiwu

Charlie Yeung ... Charlie / Cherry

Karen Mok ... Punkie / Blondie / Baby
Fai-hung Chan ... The Man Forced to Eat Icecream
Man-Lei Chan ... He Zhiwu's father (as Chen Man Lei)
Toru Saito ... Sato
To-hoi Kong ... Ah-hoi
Lee-Na Kwan ... Woman Pressed to Buy Vegetables
Yuhao Wu ... Man forced to have his clothes washed
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Directed by
Kar Wai Wong 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Kar Wai Wong 

Produced by
Jeffrey Lau .... producer
Norman Law Man .... associate producer
Jacky Pang Yee Wah .... executive producer
Kar Wai Wong .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan 
Roel A. García 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
 
Film Editing by
William Chang 
Ming Lam Wong 
 
Production Design by
William Chang 
 
Costume Design by
William Chang 
 
Makeup Department
Lee-Na Kwan .... makeup artist
Wu Xuhao .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Carly Wong Tung Fa .... executive production manager
Agnes Leung .... assistant production manager
Jacky Pang Yee Wah .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnnie Kong .... assistant director (as Johnny Kwong)
 
Sound Department
Xiaolong Cheng .... sound effects
Raymond Mak .... sound mixer
Leung Tai .... sound recordist
Doris Wang .... dubbing editor: mandarin
 
Stunts
Kin-Kwan Poon .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guanghong Chen .... camera operator: second unit
Ping Bin Lee .... camera operator: second unit
Chi Ming Wong .... gaffer (as Wong Chi Ming)
 
Editorial Department
Ming Lam Wong .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Shirley Kwan .... composer: song "Wang Ji Ta"
 
Other crew
Ji-chiang Kuo .... production assistant
Pak-Shing Leung .... continuity
Norman Law Man .... planner
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Do lok tin si" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Tears of Angels" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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96 min | Hong Kong:97 min
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The character He Zhiwu, who is mute but able to communicate with the audience through narration, tells us he became mute after eating a tin of pineapple with a past expiration date. A character in the earlier Kar Wai Wong film, Chungking Express (1994), is obsessed with the expiration dates on tins of pineapple. In addition, they are both named He Zhiwu (though the character in Chungking Express (1994) is a cop, and the character in this film is a former criminal) and both are played by the actor Takeshi Kaneshiro. Also his cop number and prisoner number are the same.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
The Killer's Agent:Are we still partners?
Wong Chi-Ming:[voiceover] We've been business partners for nearly three years. This is the first time we've ever sat together. We hardly ever see each other. I know how hard it is for a man to control his passion. Partners shouldn't get emotionally involved with each other.
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33 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Romantically Detached, 12 July 2002
Author: Josh Timmermann from Herrin, Il

Wong Kar-wai's Fallen Angels dives headfirst into the cultural alienation and milennial dread of modern-day Hong Kong. The film has a distinctly detached feeling about it that is certainly close to what its characters must feel. Some scenes are hypnotic and dreamlike, while others seem brutally real. The film's characters always seem to be wandering, or, perhaps, simply going through the motions of life. The voice-overs - which Wong uses as effectively as any director since the heyday of Terrence Malick - effectively add an extra dimension to the characters. The ending of Fallen Angels is one of the most beautiful, poetic, and true ever filmed.

While this film's predecessor, Wong's Chungking Express is a wonderful, exceptional movie, Fallen Angels is ultimately superior - a masterpiece that Wong only surpassed with his last film, the astonishing In the Mood for Love. Still, while In the Mood for Love may be Wong's best film to date, Fallen Angels remains (as it probably always will) the quintessential Wong Kar-wai picture in that it perfectly embodies the bold, Godardian, recklessness that the name Wong Kar-wai immediately brings to mind. 10/10

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