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I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone

2006

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  • This 2006 feature by Tsai Ming-liang (Goodbye, Dragon Inn) is a departure in many respects — perhaps too many... Lee Kang-sheng, Tsai’s perpetual star, plays both a paralyzed hospital patient and a homeless worker who becomes the apex of a bisexual triangle involving another immigrant who takes care of him and a coffee-shop waitress. Despite the overload, Tsai remains resourceful.

  • This record of grinding frustration and fleeting tenderness, composed mainly of static long takes, plays out in a deadened, polyglot, pan-urban landscape of globalization’s unfulfilled promise—instead of a world brought together, Tsai shows natives turned into aliens at home, who remain silent in every language and find even the universal sentimentality of pop music fragmented beyond recognition.