Na yeh ling san, ngo joa seung liu Wong Gok hoi wong dai bou dik hung Van [The Midnight After] (2014)

Na yeh ling san, ngo joa seung liu Wong Gok hoi wong dai bou dik hung Van 
Director: Fruit Chan
Writer: Fruit Chan, Fai-hung Chan
Cast: You-Nam WongJanice ManSimon YamKara HuiTien You ChuiSuet Lam
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
[Reviews by cornholio and Maynard Morrissey.]

Plot:
A busy night in Hong Kong and in the middle of the bustle the bus to Tai Po is slowly filled by a group of people who couldn’t be much more different from each other. So far, so normal. But after the bus drives off and through a tunnel, nothing is as it was before: suddenly it seems that the people in the bus are the only ones left in all of Hong Kong, if not the world. As if the apocalypse happened and had forgotten them. But they are far from safe. A mysterious sickness and apparitions in gas masks threaten them as much as they threaten each other. All of them do want to know, though, what the hell is going on.

The Midnight After (I do wonder what the literal translation of that original title is) has a good cast, good looks and is funny and pleasantly crazy throughout. Towards the end it deteriorates a little, though and lacks a couple of resolutions.

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