Fruit Chan is easily one of the most interesting filmmakers working in Hong Kong today. Since he came to fame with his 1997 directorial effort Made In Hong Kong, he has made a number of films that have a very distinct Hong Kong flavor. His latest film, The Midnight After, appears to be his most ambitious project to date. It stars Wong You Nam, Simon Yam, Kara Hui, Janice Man, Lam Suet and Sam Lee in a post-apocalyptic Hong Kong.
Synopsis: A night like any other in the streets of Hong Kong: in the midst of the tangle of night-owls, cars and vendors, a group of passengers climbs aboard a minibus that is to take them from Mongkok to Tai Po. The group is as diverse as the city: there's a young man on drugs, an arguing couple, a woman with prayer beads and a girl who has just fallen in love. And behind the wheel sits the chatty driver. But as the bus emerges from a tunnel, everything is suddenly quite still: the streets and buildings are all empty and there's not a soul to be seen; it's as if everyone has suddenly been swallowed by the earth. Only the millions of neon lights continue to blink, as if nothing has happened. The eclectic group of passengers seeks refuge in a deserted café and discusses what they should do. Then they make a horrific discovery ...
The Midnight After had its international debut at this year's Berlin Film Festival, and looking around the internet, response to the film appeared mixed. However, the film's full trailer, which has just arrived ahead of its release in Hong Kong on April 10, looks absolutely intriguing. So check it out below and see what you think!
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