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Hsiao-Hsien Hou

Millenium Mambo

105' - 2000 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Mandarin, English, Japanese
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou Composer: Lim Giong, Yoshihiro Hanno With: Shu Qi, Jack Kao, Tuan Chun-Hao, Takeuchi Jun, Takeuchi Ko
Like many young women in Taiwan, Vicky, a Linsen North Road bar hostess, hangs out with her men and friends at Taipei's so-called Yao-tou Bars, or techno dance clubs, popping ecstasy pills by the palm full. Vicky's memories about her neurotic and jealous live-in boyfriend Hao-hao, who constantly suspects her faithfulness, and about a man named Jack, a gangster big shot who engages an ambiguous love affair with her after meeting in a bar partially owned by him, play a predominant role in the film. The story weaves in and out of spots such as Spin, the Underworld and Texound, as Vicky meets two Japanese DJs who came to Taiwan to learn Chinese. Jack's bar is ultimately busted by the police because of drugs.

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Hsiao-Hsien Hou


Lim Giong, Yoshihiro Hanno


Shu Qi, Jack Kao, Tuan Chun-Hao, Takeuchi Jun, Takeuchi Ko


Chu Tien-wen

Director of Photography

Lee Ping-Bing


Liao Ching-Sung


Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Eric Heumann

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Mandarin, English, Japanese

Countries of production




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