Fallen Angels

Synopsis: A disillusioned killer embarks on his last hit but first he has to overcome his affections for his cool, detached partner. Thinking it's dangerous and improper to become involved with a colleague he sets out to find a surrogate for his affections. Against the sordid and surreal urban nightscape (set in contemporary Hong Kong), he crosses path with a strange drifter looking for her mysterious ex-boyfriend and an amusing mute trying to get the world's attention in his own unconventional ways.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Kar-Wai Wong
Production: Kino on Video
  8 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Are we still partners?

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.

Fallen Angels

Paging 3662.

I'd like to leave a message.

I'll meet his friends tomorrow.

Where and when?

Most people work from 9 to 5.

I'm the opposite.

My job is simple.

I visit friends now and again.

I don't know any ofthese people.

They don't interest me, either.

Soon, they'll be history.

- Going out?

- Yes.

One's profession is very often

determined by one's personality.

I love my job...

no decision making.

Like who's to die, where and

when - is all planned by others.

I'm a lazy person. I like others

to arrange things for me.

That's why I need a partner.



It is Ming, isn't it?

Remember me? I'm Hoi.

Remember? We were in the same

class at junior high


What a coincidence

If my Merc hadn't broken down.

We wouldn't have met

Everyone has a past.

Even an assassin once had

classmates at junior high.

Whenever I bump into old pals...

...they always ask the

same old questions.

What do you do for a living?

Got a card?

We must keep in touch

Let's arrange something.

What d'you think?

As long as there's money

to make...

You run your own business?

Are you married?

Don't tell me you're still single?

Hey A son

He looks exactly like you

You're telling me... Your

wife's a n*gger, eh?

You're very liberal.

Blacks... They're beautiful.

Colour doesn't matter, does it?

You really look like a couple.

Say, are you insured?

Think about it. I'm a pro.

Insurance is my business.

You know, I've been crowned

'King ofthe Brokers...

...in Southeast Asia.

TIME are doing an interview

with me in the next few days.

Look, for old time's sake...

...l'll work out a decent plan for you.

You may not want to hear this...

...but accidents happen, your

family needs protection.

Your job involves travel.

You must think ofyour

family unit.

Would an insurance company...

...underwrite a professional

killer, I wonder?

I'd love to take up his offer...

but who do I name as beneficiary?

Remember the big bosom?

The one we both fancied?

We're getting married next week.

Here's an invitation card.

Just fill in you name, okay?

Please come, and I'll have

the insurance ready for you.

Bring your wife along, too.

See you

Ages ago I paid a black woman

$30 to pose with me for a photo.

Whenever people asked

I'd say she's my wife.

And the kid in the picture? I think

I bought him an ice cream.

I always wanted to go

to a wedding reception.

But I know it's not my scene.

Sifting through a man's rubbish...

...one can easily find clues

as to his background.

He visits this bar a lot.

Likes the laid-back atmosphere.

I always sit at the same table

he sat at.

Makes me feel sort of

closer to him.

There are some people you

can never get close to.

Get too close,

and you'll find him boring.

I'm someone

who plays by the rules.

I know how to be easygoing.

No, he hasn't come home.

- You're telling the truth?

- Why should I lie?

You live here?

Of course.

- Ever seen this person?

- No.

Keep out of sight.

The cops are still outside.

Where is your son?

We rub shoulders with people

every day.

Strangers who may even become

friends or confidants.

One thing I do know-these cops

will never be my friends.

My name's He Qiwu.

My prison number was 223.

I haven't seen him for days.

I'll inform you when he returns.

I saw him come in.

I want the truth

That's enough Keep still

I'm a very happy man.

I was very talkative

when I was small.

But since eating an out of date can

of pineapple when I was five...

...I lost my voice.

For this reason.

I have very few friends.

I also found it diffiicult

to find a job.

So I finally decided

to be my own boss.

Having no capital,

my only option...

...was to enter shops after hours

and run my business that way.

I don't mean to take advantage,

but it's practical...

to run an all-night business.

Customers do come in at 3 a.m.

To buy meat. Business is business.

Always satisfy the needs

ofyour customer.

As the old saying goes:

'The customer is always right'.

And as the boss, I must be

kind, caring and tolerant.

One can't afford to be selfish...

...there's no such thing as a

free lunch in this world.

I always work very hard at night

- well, until very late.

I don't make a fortune,

but I'm happy.

Are you crazy? Why are you

making me wash my clothes?

I'm a beggar The last thing

I need is a laundry

Leave me alone...

You are crazy

Get your hands off my clothes

Sod off

I'll smash you to pulp

Okay, I'll pay you...

if it's money you want


Leave it

I don't want an aubergine

No, I don't want them

I must act like a lady.

I don't accept freebies from

strangers. People will talk

I'll have a melon, okay?


What the hell

You crazy or something?

Stop that

Listen, I washed

my hair yesterday...

Ouch Take it easy...

Don't scratch

I just want a late snack.

I don't need a shampoo

Okay, you win.

Do what you like


I don't want a shave

Don't touch me...

Listen, I know I'm diffiicult,

but I know some...

...who aren't

Please don't shave me...

I don't want a shave...

I'll pay you not to, okay?

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