Lee Kang-sheng in Goodbye, Dragon Inn


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Tsai's Goodbye, Dragon Inn, his mournful but beautiful 2003 slow cinema homage to grand decaying old movie theaters and grand old wuxia/martial arts films is a recognized classic now.
Goodbye, Dragon Inn is set in the approximately 90 minutes of the last feature at an old Taipei cinema that is closing down, showing King Hu's 1967 sword-fighting classic Dragon Inn. Only a few people are present in the cinema, and a variety of subplots are developed around them. Throughout the film, the ticket woman [Chen Shiang-chyi] tries to find the projectionist [Tsai muse Lee Kang-sheng], searching for him in order to present him with a steamed bun. She wears an iron brace on her leg. She walks around the theater throughout the film, struggling up and down stairs. A young Japanese tourist wanders around the cinema in search of a homosexual encounter. Chen Chao-jung brushes off his advance and tells him that the cinema is haunted. Jun Shi, who was one of the actors who appeared in the original Dragon Inn, watches the film with tears in his eyes. Outside the theater, he encounters Miao Tien, who had been watching the film with his grandson; Miao also starred in the original film.

The film is shot with almost no camera movement, most shots lasting well over 30 seconds. There are only about a dozen lines of dialogue. - WIKIPEDIA.