“They say women are made of water. So are some men. Most people fall in love for the first time as teenagers. I guess I’m a late bloomer. Maybe I’m too picky. On May 30, 1995, I finally fell in love for the first time. It was raining that night. When I looked at her I suddenly felt like I was a store. And she was me. Without any warning, she suddenly enters the store. I don’t know how long she’ll stay. The longer the better, of course.”
Fallen Angels | Wong Kar-Wai | 1995
堕落天使, (Jyutping: Duo luo tian shi), Fallen Angels (1995, Hong Kong)
Directed by: 王家衛 (Wong Kar-wai)
Michelle Reis, Wong Kar Wai, and the handsome Takeshi Kaneshiro on the set of Fallen Angels, 1995.
You rub elbows with a lot of people everyday. Some strangers might become your friends or your confidants. So, I never turn my back on a chance to rub elbows. Sometimes I rub till I bleed. No big deal, as long as I’m happy. That night, I ran into that woman again. I knew very well we wouldn’t become friends or confidants. We had too many chances in the past to rub elbows. We had rubbed elbows till our clothes tore, but still no sparks. Maybe it was the weather, but that evening I felt a spark.
Deleted scenes of Fallen angels