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