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 Hong Kong Solitude

Hong Kong Solitude

A Short film by Nicolas Saada

Produced by In the Flesh, Thornhill Films

Production year : 2016


    For nearly a year, I took my camera with me everywhere, to film, record, capture. I shot these images of Hong Kong in December 2015, when my film Taj Mahal was presented at the Hong Kong French Film Festival.
    I hadn't returned to Hong Kong since 1991 and, at that time, I had been overawed: everything was more quick, more powerful, more intense than in Western capitals. But since then, our world has changed and the surprise of seeing a passerby talking to their mobile phone in a Kowloon street in 1991 is now a banal image across the planet. Hence, this time, Hong Kong seemed less hysterical. More melancholic. And even more beautiful.
    Hong Kong Solitude pays homage to the city, as well as to its filmmakers who I've always admired. Without Xavier Mahé's enthusiasm, this film would never have seen the light of day. Likewise without the obstinacy of Romain Rivière and Julien Crozet. I wish to thank all three.
    Nicolas Saada



    Hong Kong Solitude

    Film complet

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producers :

    In the Flesh, Thornhill Films


    Full credits (3)

    Line Producer :

    Romain Rivière

    Music Composer :

    Ben Dransfield

    Editor :

    Julien Crozet

    Technical details

    Short film

    Genres :


    Themes :

    City, City/urban themes

    Production language :

    No dialogue

    Production country :


    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :


    Runtime :

    2 min 30 seconds

    Production formats :


    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :


    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Rating restrictions :