The Hole (Dong)1998
The Hole (Dong) (1998)
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Critic Reviews for The Hole (Dong)
I tend to think it's good, if you can appreciate what it sets out to be. My problem is that it's representative of a type of filmmaking I can't appreciate and don't enjoy.
The humor and ennui that Tsai's vision of dystopia evokes is both unique and compelling.
If you enjoy movies that provoke 'what if?' debates afterwards in the theatre lobby, you'll dig The Hole.
Audience Reviews for The Hole (Dong)
The musical numbers don't always fit organically within the story, but Tsai's bleak idea of a post-apocalyptic Taiwan under constant rain and in maximum literal isolation is a powerful one as he pictures modern disconnected people turning into cockroaches in the middle of garbage.
An epidemic hits Taiwan, people who suffered from the disease become cockroach like in terms of their behaviour. A plumber created a hole in a man's apartment and the man and his neighbour began to suffer from the delusions and hallucinations of the effect of the disease. The hole represented the depression in a socially planned urban environment, everyone fills it with different methods. The hole is also a musical that juxtaposed the depression with cheerful tunes.
like my favorite depression era cinema: bleak as all hell, with musical numbers!!
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