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Vive L'Amour

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Leaving aside one very early and generally inaccessible feature film and a couple of shorts dealing with gays and AIDS, Tsai Ming-liang's uvre to date reveals an overall unifying pattern that is probably unique in the whole of world cinema.

Keywords: Tsai Ming-liang; Vive l'Amour; aesthetic symmetry; crisis of capitalism; loss of history; sexual politics; the post-feminist woman; the silence of spiritual desolation; the work ethic

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: February 1, 2006

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