Twenty minutes to collect 100,000 deutsche marks. Pulsating techno. Whip pans and fast edits. A fiery heroine with dyed-red hair frantically running to save her boyfriend's life. "The initial idea was an image," says 34-year-old director Tom Tykwer. "The image of a woman running."
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The combination of stunning visuals and edgy, sensitive storytelling in the work of Wong Kar-Wai has spread a new dawn across the horizon of Hong Kong film. Originally a graphic design student, Wong fell in love with photography and was influenced by such names as Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson,