WorldCat Identities

Cai, Mingliang

Works: 1 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 85 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Coming-of-age films  Action and adventure films  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, fmd, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mingliang Cai
Qing shao nian Ne-zha = Rebels of the Neon God by Mingliang Cai( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in Chinese and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsai Ming-liang emerged on the world cinema scene in 1992 with his first, groundbreaking feature, REBELS OF THE NEON GOD. His debut already includes a handful of elements familiar to fans of subsequent work: a deceptively spare style often branded “minimalist”; actor Lee Kang-sheng as the silent and sullen Hsiao-kang; copious amounts of water, whether pouring from the sky or bubbling up from a clogged drain; and enough urban anomie to ensure that even the subtle humor in evidence is tinged with pathos.. The loosely structured plot involves Hsiao-kang, a despondent cram school student, who becomes obsessed with young petty thief Ah-tze, after Ah-tze smashes the rearview mirror of a taxi driven by Hsiao-kang’s father. Hsiao-kang stalks Ah-tze and his buddy Ah-ping as they hang out in the film’s iconic arcade (featuring a telling poster of James Dean on the wall) and other locales around Taipei, and ultimately takes his revenge.. REBELS OF THE NEON GOD is a remarkably impressive first film that hints at the promise of its director. Though showing such diverse influences as the French New Wave, Wong Kar-wai’s early films—and, yes, Rebel Without a Cause—Tsai’s film is most remarkable for introducing his startlingly unique vision to world cinema.. Nominated for Best Leading Actress (Yu-Wen Wang), Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay at the Golden Horse Film Festival. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Torino International Festival of Young Cinema. “A near-masterpiece…as close as contemporary filmmaking gets to the essence of poetry." — Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Chicago Reader. “The creation of a wildly original artist coming into his own...feels alive with possibility...marks the start of one of modern cinema’s great careers.“ — A.O. Scott, New York Times
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Alternative Names
Cai Mingliang

Ts‘ai, Ming-liang

Tsʻai, Ming-liang

Tsai Ming-liang chinesisch-malaysischer Filmregisseur

Tsai Ming-liang filmregisseur uit Taiwan

Tsai Ming-liang réalisateur et scénariste taïwanais

Tsai Ming-liang regista e sceneggiatore taiwanese

Цай Минлян тайваньский кинорежиссёр

تسای مینگ-لیانگ