Hong Kong helmer Fruit Chan returns to the big screen with this genre-bending action-packed film, in a gleefully delirious journey through modern Hong Kong.
In the city’s Mongkok area, passengers of different ages and backgrounds board a red minibus for neighbouring Taipo. Suddenly, just past midnight, they find the entire town completely deserted. when four students succumb to a deadly virus that seems to be connected to the mystery, the remaining survivors are left to offer their own interpretations of what has happened including theories ranging from the philisopohical to ridiculous. Most importantly, are they the sole survivors of this strange pandemic?
In spite of the simple premise of a classic Twilight Zone episode, the film’s contradictory ingredients are as multifaceted as Hong Kong’s urban clutter. Crafting a uniquely Hong Kong story, and one that is based on author Pizza’s web novel that went viral, Chan’s The Midnight After will have viewers sifting through the film’s deranged exterior to uncover the intellectual takeaway within. — KE
Lam Suet, Simon Yam Tat-wah, Kara Hui, Chui Tien-you (in attendance), Wong You-nam, Janice Man, Sam Lee, Jan Curious, Vincci Cheuk, Lee Sheung-ching, Cherry Ngan, Kelvin Chan, Endy Chow, Melody Mak
Fruit Chan (Chan Gor)
Fruit Chan (Chan Gor) is an independent Hong Kong Second Wave screenwriter, filmmaker, and producer, who is best known for his style of film that reflects the everyday life of Hong Kong people. He is well known for using amateur actors (such as Sam Lee in Made in Hong Kong, Wong Yau-Nam in Hollywood Hong Kong) in his films. His name became familiar to many Hong Kongers only after the success of the 1997 film Made in Hong Kong, which won many local and international awards. Reel Asian presented Made in Hong Kong in 1997 and Jing Zhe (Tales from the Dark Part 1) in 2013.
Jury’s Choice Award–Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2014
Berlin International Film Festival 2014
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2014
Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2014