“Yang’s angriest and most provocative film.”
“MAHJONG plays like a screwball comedy made by an arthouse director.”
“Yang’s sharpest funny/sad vision of city life.”
Newly restored, Edward Yang’s penultimate film is, as is usual for the filmmaker, a critique of and love letter to Taiwan. Displaying the clash of different languages and the ideas of its denizens, this dark screwball comedy involves two thugs following the son of a Taipei businessman who died with a debt of over $100 million to the mob.