MAHJONG tells a tale set in Taipei, "the city of the 21st century," involving European expatriates and a Taiwanese gang. Director Edward Yang's film is remarkably uneven, where the good and bad moments exist side by side.
MAHJONG looks at the high and low societies of modern Taipei and shows how the two intersect. The story begins when the tycoon, Winston Chen (Chang Kuo-chu), owing money to the Taipei underworld, goes into hiding. Two hoods (Wu Nien-jen, Wang Po-sen) sent to find Chen begin looking for the missing
millionaire by tailing his son, Red Fish (Tang Tsung-sheng), the leader of a young gang that also includes hairdresser-hustler "Hong Kong" (Chang Che...