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Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

Qing shao nian nuo zha (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 4 August 1994 (Netherlands)
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Within the urban gloom of Taipei, four youths face alienation, loneliness, and moments of existential crisis amidst a series of minor crimes.

Director:

Ming-liang Tsai

Writer:

Ming-liang Tsai
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Chao-jung Chen ... Ah Tze
Chang-Bin Jen Chang-Bin Jen ... Ah Bing
Kang-sheng Lee ... Hsiao-Kang
Yi-Ching Lu ... Mother (as Hsiao-Ling Lu)
Tien Miao ... Father
Yu-Wen Wang ... Ah Kuei
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Storyline

Defying his parents, Hsiao Kang drops out of the local crammer to head for the bright lights of downtown Taipei. He falls in with Ah Tze, a pretty hood and their relationships is a confused mixture of hero-worship and rivalry that soon leads to trouble. Written by L.H. Wong <as9401k56@ntuvax.ntu.ac.sg>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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This film has a 100% rating based on 32 critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. See more »

Goofs

When picking up his son from school, Hsiao Kang's father says that his son's name is "Lee Kang-Sheng". This is the name of the actor, not the character, Hsiao Kang. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mother: What on earth happened? You are all bloody. What happened?
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Connections

Followed by The River (1997) See more »

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Rain, disengagement, and failure to communicate in Taipei
2 February 2006 | by netwallahSee all my reviews

Young disaffected people in Taipei—two friends steal a lot of coins from telephones and other things. They also play a lot of videogames, and ride motorbikes and drink. One of them lives in an apartment that is always inexplicably flooded. A pretty girl, Ah Kuei (Yu-Wen Wang) takes up with one of them, and there is engagement and disengagement and anomie and sadness, though at the end they don't seem to give up on each other. Another boy drops out of school and follows the crooks, and sabotages a motorcycle, and other such things—his father drives a taxi, and his mother worries because she's been told he's a reincarnation of the god Norcha. The city itself is incredibly busy, cars and motorcycles and crowds everywhere. There's a lot of rain in this movie, too. It's a melancholy scene


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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin | Min Nan

Release Date:

4 August 1994 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Norcha See more »

Filming Locations:

Taipei, Taiwan

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$28,791

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,791
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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