Recommendation by Lemi
In his directorial debut, “As Tears Go By,” Wong Kar-wai captured a colorful cast of characters and neon-lit action on screen. As the city drifts to sleep, Yau Ma Tei Fruit Market comes to life with merchants selling fruit at wholesale. Boxes shuffle about in the arms of workers, and trucks drift in and out under the colorful lights. Operating under the veil of night, the market was also known as a nesting ground for illicit activities. Flipping this idea on its head, the director used this location in the brightness of day. The gangster Wah (played by Andy Lau) is framed amidst empty stalls and covered boxes, where a different nature simmers under the surface.
1 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
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