Rebels Of The Neon God



1992, Taiwan
106 min., col., language — Mandarin

Director and scriptwriter Tsaï Ming-Liang
DoP Liao Pen-Jung
Production design Hu Chih-Yueh, Lee Pao-Lin
Music Huang Shu-Jun
Sound Hu Ding-Yi
Editing Wang Chi-Yang
Cast Chen Chao-Jung, Jen Chang-Bin, Lee Kang-Sheng, Tien Miao, Wang Yu-Wen
Producers Hsu Li-Kong, Jiang Feng-Chyt
Production and sales Central Motion Pictures Corporation

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.
In 2015 film was released in theatrical distribution in USA.

  • Golden Horse Award-1992 in «Best original score» category
  • Best film; Torino IFF-1993
  • Best debut prize; Nantes IFF-1993
  • Bronze prize; Tokyo IFF-1993

Director, scriptwriter. Born in 1957 in Kuching, Malaysia. Moved to Taiwan and went to study film and drama at the Chinese Culture University in 1977. After graduation he wrote and staged several plays. For nearly ten years he worked on TV and developed scenarios and then in 1992 made his directional debut with «Rebels of the Neon God». With this film and with «Vive L’amour» (1994), which won Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Tsai began to be acclaimed as s major new voice in the Asian cinema. His filmography includes: «The River» (1997, Silver Bear of Berlinale), «The Hole» (1998), «What Time Is It There?» (2001), «Goodbye, Dragon Inn» (2003),"The Wayward Cloud" (2005, Silver Bear of Berlinale), «Face» (2009), «Journey to the West» (2014).