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Suzhou River

Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye crafts a dark, delirious puzzlebox of a movie with this award-winning neo noir. A lonely videographer and a brokenhearted motorcycle courier would seem to be in love with the same mysterious woman (The Emperor and the Assassin's Zhou Xun). But is Meimei, the seductive go-go dancer of our videographer's obsessive dreams, really the same woman as Mardar, the innocent smuggler's daughter who allegedly committed suicide in the wake of a romantic betrayal? Stylish and subjective, this one has been compared (rightfully so) to Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo as photographed by Wong Kar-Wai (Chungking Express). In Madarin with English subtitles. 83 minutes