Study of a Director:
Wong Kar Wai

Fallen Angels

Director : Wong Kar Wai
Country : Hong Kong
Language : Min Nan, Japanese, English, Cantonese, Mandarin
Duration : 99 minutes
Year : 1995
Study of a Director: Wong Kar Wai


This Hong Kong-set crime drama follows the lives of a hitman, hoping to get out of the business, and his elusive female partner.

Wong Kar Wai


Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong cha sit (1997), 2046 (2004) and My Blueberry Nights (2007), Yi dai zong shi (2013). His film Fa yeung nin wa (2000), starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, garnered widespread critical acclaim. Wong’s films frequently feature protagonists who yearn for romance in the midst of a knowingly brief life and scenes that can often be described as sketchy, digressive, exhilarating, and containing vivid imagery. Wong was the first Chinese director to win the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival (for his work Chun Gwong Cha Sit in 1997). Wong was the President of the Jury at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, which makes him the only Chinese person to preside over the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. He was also the President of the Jury at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2013. In 2006, Wong accepted the National Order of the Legion of Honour: Knight (Highest Degree) from the French Government. In 2013, Wong accepted the Order of Arts and Letters: Commander (Highest Degree) by the French Minister of Culture.


Leon Lai
Michelle Reis
Takeshi Kaneshiro


Director: Wong Kar Wai
Producer: Jeffrey Lau
Editor: William Chang, Ming Lam Wong
Writer: Wong Kar Wai
Dop: Christopher Doyle
Sound: Leung Tai
Music: Frankie Chan, Roel A. García


Golden Horse
Film Festival (1995)
Hong Kong Film Awards
Hong Kong Film Critics
Society Awards (1996)
Film of Merit [Winner]