Drama, Romance Film
Mandarin Taiwanese Cantonese
September 7, 2012 (2012-09-07)
Pei-Fen Chu, Hui-Feng Huang, Da Lin, Wei Wang
Dylan Kuo(Jin Ting),
Amber Ann(Hsiao Moe),
Amber Ann appears in Westgate Tango and Hollywood Taiwan
Westgate Tango (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a 2012 Taiwan romance drama film starring Dylan Kuo, Amber An, Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong, Denny Tsao, Jett Lee and Japanese director actor Toyoharu Kitamura. Directed and written by notable film critic Wei Wang. This is the feature directorial debut by Wang Wei. The film is set in Taipeis trendy Ximending district, best known for its mix of alternative lifestyles, youth fashion and the antimony of adolescent life, and provides an upbeat story of damaged young people finding their purpose in life. The films upbeat tone may appeal to some, but the complexity of the background is obliterated by stereotypes.
Feature debut by notable film critic Wang Wei. The film takes Taipei’s trendy Ximending district, best known for its mix of alternative lifestyles, youth fashion and the antimony of adolescent life, and provides an upbeat story of damaged young people finding their purpose in life. The film’s upbeat tone may appeal to some, but the complexity of the background is obliterated by rom-com stereotypes.
Heartbroken Jin (Dylan Kuo) believes he will never fall in love again. Ending up in Ximending (the cultural-fashion hub of Taipei) after wandering for 12 years, Jin meets the happy go lucky Moe (Amber An), who resuscitates his heart. At the same time, Jin becomes an apprentice to a fortuneteller named Oracle (Anthony Wong), who is the nexus of a list of quirky characters who reside in Ximending. They include Mommy (Denny Tsao), the self proclaim Queen of the district. Ace (Jett Lee), a young punk about town who dreams of becoming an idol singer. Aniki (Toyoharu Kitamura), a tattoo artist and a self-proclaimed Japanese gangster. Seemingly mismatched, these eclectic individuals paths intertwine, inexplicably affecting one another and in turn, the pulse of todays Taipei.
Amber Ann appears in Westgate Tango and Hollywood Taiwan. Last Song in Paris (1986). Doctor Mack (1995). Dylan Kuo appears in Westgate Tango and Embrace Your Shadow. Heart of Dragon (1985).
ReferencesWestgate Tango Wikipedia
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