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Fallen Angels (1995) More at IMDbPro »Do lok tin si (original title)

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Fallen Angels -- In this neo-noir fantasy, Leon Lai stars as a hitman who is the object of unrequited passion for two women: the female agent (Michele Reis) who hands down his assignments, and an orange-haired punkette named Baby (Karen Mok). Cantonese with English subtitles.
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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

Directed by
Kar Wai Wong 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kar Wai Wong 

Produced by
Jeffrey Lau .... producer
Norman Law Man .... associate producer
Jacky Yee Wah Pang .... 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 Yee Wah Pang .... 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
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)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chi-Ban Tin .... wardrobe assistant
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 »
[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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30 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Just to repeat myself, 11 October 2004
Author: Boris-57 ( from Brussels, Belgium

I already wrote a comment on this one some years ago. A couple of months ago I ordered the Brand New digitally cleaned up Australian DVD (the French are also re-releasing, as part of a Kar-Wai box), and people, would you believe it! Despite having seen my VHS until it decomposed, reincarnated and went to live in a buddhist monastery for videotapes broken out of the circle of continuous play, it was a revelation. But I'm drifting off here. The thing is simple:

This film is superb; the final 5 minutes are among the most gripping things ever translated into some perceptible entity. It would already suffice to make it a masterpiece. The rest of the film is bonuses bonuses. Don't miss, please.

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