DVD, Digital Release: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Digital, DVD Release Date: July 18, 2023
Price: DVD $22.99
Studio: Film Movement

Nominated for a Cannes Camera d’Or Award, Chinese filmmaker Wen Shipei makes his feature film debut with the neo-noir thriller Are You Lonesome Tonight?.

One dark night, AC repairman Wang Xueming (Eddie Peng, The Rescue) hits a pedestrian with his van, panics and flees the scene. Tormented by the accident and desperate to escape his feelings of guilt, he approaches the widow, Mrs. Liang (Sylvia Chang) and strikes up a relationship. Meanwhile, her husband’s body is discovered — riddled with bullets. Though he’s determined to piece together the complete events of that fateful night, Wang is also being stalked by a shadowy killer (Lu Xin) who spotted his van at the site of the hit-and-run.

To complicate matters further, the detective in charge of the investigation, Chen, becomes obsessed with the case. Years later, the trio remain trapped in a tangled web of memories and lies, desperately searching for a truth that refuses to be revealed.

The DVD also contains Shipei’s short film Killing Time, which revolves around a futuristic super-assassin.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.