“A delirious return to form … sizzles with wisecracks, trenchant social satire, and an ensemble cast of character actors and young up-and-comers at their freaky best.” – Variety
It’s 2.28am in Hong Kong as a minibus full of passengers sets off from Kowloon for the New Territories. When they emerge from a tunnel, they find the streets suddenly, eerily empty of both cars and people. With the phone networks and internet dead, it begins to seem that the inhabitants of the bus may be the only humans in the city who haven’t perished – and they may not have long to untangle the mystery before the same fate befalls them.
The apocalypse becomes a powerful allegory for independence in the joyfully B-grade The Midnight After, the latest offering from cinematic mischief-maker Fruit Chan (Made in Hong Kong, Little Cheung). Once again showcasing his knack for gleefully anarchic, low-budget filmmaking, Chan brings us a surreal, slyly satirical over-the-top zombie horror/comedy that’s a must-see for fans of Hong Kong cinema.