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by Hou Hsiao Hsien


The younthful Vicky is torn between two men, Hao-hao and Jack. At night she works as a PR person at a night club to support both of them. Hao-hao keeps vigilance over her all the time, no matter she is on or off the job. He checks her charge accounts, telephone bills, mobile phone records, and even her body odor in an attempt to trace Vicky's activities. She cannot stand him any longer; she runs away.

original title: Millennium Mambo
country: Taiwan, Province of China, France
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Hou Hsiao Hsien
film run: 119'
release date: FR 31.10.01, BE 28.11.01, IT 05.07.02, ES 12.07.02
screenplay: Chu T'ien-Wen
cast: Shu Qi, Kao Jack, Tuan Chung-Hao
cinematography by: Mark Lee Ping Bing
film editing: Liao Ching-Sung
art director: Hwarng Wern-ying
costumes designer: Wang Kuan-i
music: Lim Giong, Yoshihiro Hanno
producer: Eric Heumann, Gilles Ciment, Chu T'ien-Wen, Wen-Ying Huang
production: Paradis Films, Orly Films, 3H Productions (TW), Sinomovie (TW)
distributor: Océan Films, Les Films de l'Elysée (BE), Istituto Luce (IT), Vertigo Films (ES)