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The Citizen Kane of Hong Kong Cinema
23 July 2018
Wong kar-wai's Masterpiece that you can find in several different cuts and versions. All of them are extremely interesting. Every time I view this film I discover something new. I didn't understand the opening sequence in the original cut for a long time. Probably why they removed that whole sequence from later versions. For those of you who are well-versed I'd be happy to let you know that the opening sequence that was removed is actually a depiction of the described finale of the film that you never get to see because it's only discussed and not shown. Lin Chingsha is incredible as the insane schizophrenic and deadly Beauty. As far as Hong Kong Cinema goes this one's truly in a class by itself.