Leon Lai in a still from Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels, the 1995 film that was almost part of Chungking Express.
Leon Lai in a still from Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels, the 1995 film that was almost part of Chungking Express.

Fallen Angels: Wong Kar-wai on casting Leon Lai, Michele Reis, Charlie Yeung and Karen Mok against type in 1995 film

  • The auteur Hong Kong filmmaker cast Leon Lai as a hit man, and Michele Reis’ and Karen Mok’s characters were the opposite of their normal girl-next-door roles
  • The idea that became Fallen Angels was originally intended to be part of Chungking Express, but Wong decided it could stand alone

Leon Lai in a still from Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels, the 1995 film that was almost part of Chungking Express.
Leon Lai in a still from Wong Kar-wai’s Fallen Angels, the 1995 film that was almost part of Chungking Express.
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