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Millennium Mambo [Import]

Qi Shu , Jack Kao , Hsiao-hsien Hou    R (Restricted)   DVD
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful Aug. 24 2005
Format:DVD
i guess that pretty much sums it up... its a really beautiful film. quite slow pace, so as with hou's other films, many might find it boring. but if you give it a chance it rewards you no end. every scene is shot beautifully, and with the narrative of the main character, it feels dreamy, and at the same time, a little bit like a documentary of nightlife in taipei. the music is perfect for the film, again, dreamy and beautiful. lost in translation is my favourite film of all time, so if you really like that, then check out this movie, its got the same dreamy, slow, otherworldly feel to it. and to top it off, the film ends with one of the most beautiful snow scenes i have seen in cinema.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a movie for everyone... June 19 2007
By M. B. Alcat TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
"Millennium Mambo", directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, is not a movie for everyone. The reason why I say that is pretty simple, as not much happens, and the story is somehow slow, unless you get caught up in what is happening to the main character. I did, and that is the reason why I enjoyed this dvd...

The main character of this film is Vicky (Shu Qi), and "Millennium Mambo" is just a way to allow her to tell her story, in her words, from a very subjective point of view. Vicky is an extremely beautiful young woman that lives in Taiwan and doesn't have a clue regarding what to do with her life. But is that her fault, or is that loss of direction something that has to do with the spirit of our time? And why does she make us care?

I should point out that this movie doesn't end neatly, so those who only like that kind of ending won't find it here. "Millennium Mambo" is open-ended, in more or less the same way that Vicky's own story is in the process of changing and doesn't have real fixed limits. I find that fitting, at least for this movie, and I think that you will deem it appropriate too. Recommended!

- Belen Alcat, June 2007 -

PS: I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars mesmerizing Aug. 23 2004
By hammer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
i think this is one of the most beautiful films i've ever seen. i was absolutely hypnotized by shu qi's performance, her authenticity, her emotion, etc. the scenes have this "real-time" cadence, lending the story yet more authenticity by making the viewer feel as if they are witnessing a 'real' argument, real sex, real healing. each scene seems to pull some of its energy or emotion out of the coloring and lighting of the setting...very deliberate, very beautiful. i don't claim to be a film expert...but i loved what i saw.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The smoker Jan. 22 2006
By LGwriter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsien, Millenium Mambo is a compelling portrait of anomie in modern day Taiwan. The lead female, Vicky, played by actress Shu Qi, is seen endlessly lighting cigarettes which quickly comes to represent her lack of direction, her uncertainty about her life. She basically does not know what to do so to substitute something halfway "concrete" for this lack of direction, she lights a cigarette.

In addition, as is true for Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Barren Illusion (not available domestically on VHS or DVD), the director peppers the film with references to Western culture that have pervaded the culture of Taiwan; the implication is that this counts in large part for Vicky's alienation and, by extension, that of her friends who are also bar girls and also that of her boyfriend, Hao Hao.

Hsien uses time splicing to tell his story and this is a subtle use indeed. We see a back and forth of events, some of which Vicky narrates in voiceover, some of which she does not. She goes to Japan to find her new boyfriend Jack after she breaks up with Hao Hao; Jack is a gangster, another oblique reference to Western culture that has corrupted, or at least changed Taiwanese culture. But she also goes there to find two brothers, whose names escape me at the moment, who are half Japanese and half Taiwanese. While there, the camera languidly passes by a long series of posters illlustrating movies both Western and Asian alike. This is Hsien's way, no doubt, of indicating the context of this film itself; it is, after all, only a movie. Or maybe it is, more than anything else, a movie. Who can tell?

Hsien is known for his seemingly ambling, plotless style, and this film is no exception. But here he subtly manages to get Vicky's psyche to burrow under our skins, and the effect is, as many have said, hypnotic. This is as well underscored by the ceaseless techno music, an aspect of the film about which Hsien comments in the interesting interview that comprises one of the special features on the disk.

Hsien's style lends itself, more than anything else, to an intensely subjective view of what he is trying to accomplish with his film(s). For me, this was far more compelling than Goodbye South, Goodbye, a film in which the actor who plays Jack in Millenium Mambo, Jack Kao, also plays a gangster. But here in Millenium Mambo, Hsien wisely focuses instead on a young woman whose emotional isolation, whose anomie, resonates far more fully and deeply throughout the film than was true in Goodbye, South, Goodbye.

There is a gradual momentum that build in Millenium Mambo and it is, I feel, truly intriguing.

Highly recommended.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a movie for everyone... June 5 2007
By M. B. Alcat - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
"Millennium Mambo", directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, is not a movie for everyone. The reason why I say that is pretty simple, as not much happens, and the story is somehow slow, unless you get caught up in what is happening to the main character. I did, and that is the reason why I enjoyed this dvd...

The main character of this film is Vicky (Shu Qi), and "Millennium Mambo" is just a way to allow her to tell her story, in her words, from a very subjective point of view. Vicky is an extremely beautiful young woman that lives in Taiwan and doesn't have a clue regarding what to do with her life. But is that her fault, or is that loss of direction something that has to do with the spirit of our time? And why does she make us care?

I should point out that this movie doesn't end neatly, so those who only like that kind of ending won't find it here. "Millennium Mambo" is open-ended, in more or less the same way that Vicky's own story is in the process of changing and doesn't have real fixed limits. I find that fitting, at least for this movie, and I think that you will deem it appropriate too. Recommended!

- Belen Alcat, June 2007 -

PS: I give this movie 3.5 stars out of 5 :)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slow paced but captivating in an odd way. April 12 2013
By Levin Allen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I would say that this movie is captivating and believable - watching it is like taking a voyeuristic journey alongside the troubled life of a young woman and watching her decisions, choices, and addictions (smoking, drinking, and bad relationships). No real excitement; the flow is like floating down a lazy river and enjoying the view along the way.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Astounding Film ! Oct. 13 2005
By Jamie R. Cook - Published on Amazon.com
Format:DVD
Films like Millennium Mambo are a very rare, but very special breed indeed . I've seen so so many mediocre to poor films lately. Literally dozens of them. And after you watch so many bad films, you say to yourself "Maybe I just don't have the same passion for movies as I once used to."

And then one day, unexpectedly, a movie like Millennium Mambo appears. And it restores your faith in movies.

After reading many reviews and other peoples opinions of this film, I realized that it takes a special type of person, to appreciate a special type of film. Millennium Mambo is for those who know.
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