Restored: Rebels of the Neon God (1992)

  • June 3, 2023 | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM | Saturday
Share This Event

Celebrating the classics of Asian cinema and beyond, Restored is a regular series showcasing Asian films that have been meticulously preserved and restored by different institutions from across the world. The platform revisits these classics in a new light and allows them to be appreciated by new generations of audiences.

Original/Alternative title: 青少年哪吒
Director: Tsai Ming-liang
Runtime: 106 min
Country: Taiwan
Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese with English Subtitles
Rating: M18


Singapore International Film Festival 1994

Tokyo International Film Festival 1993

Torino International Festival of Young Cinema 1993

Nantes Three Continents Festival 1993

Golden Horse Film Festival 1992


In the gritty underbelly of a booming, neon-lit metropolis, a disaffected taxi-driver’s son drops school, crossing paths with a pair of freewheeling petty criminals. Cruising through video game arcades and disco roller rinks, tuition cram centres and roadside restaurants, the film registers the decadence of youthful desire and ennui in 1990s Taipei.

The first feature film by Taiwanese Second New Wave director Tsai Ming-liang, Rebels of the Neon God sets forth elements of his signature style: pared-back dialogue, parallel narratives, and lingering, almost voyeuristic shots. The film’s Chinese title refers to the youngest of the Chinese deities, Nezha, whose spirit of defiance—he dismembers his flesh and bones, presenting them to his parents in the ultimate act of teenage rebellion—is reincarnated in the film’s protagonists.


Please find the dates of all of Rebels of the Neon God below and click through to purchase tickets.

Oldham Theatre’s opening hours

Friends of AFA members may select the “Friends of AFA” option and enter your membership number if you wish to redeem your remaining complimentary tickets.

For further assistance, please contact us at 

Important Notice:
Do note that Oldham Theatre does not play ads and screenings will start promptly. Arrive early so as not to disrupt the screenings. All patrons are encouraged to purchase your tickets online to be able to secure a seat. If you choose to purchase tickets or merchandise at Oldham Theatre’s box office, cashless payment is preferred.
Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons. Doors will open 20 minutes before showtime, so arrive early to register and find a seat.

Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), Senior Citizens (55 years and above) only.
Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well). Only physical photographic identification is allowed, digital copies of identification are not allowed. AFA reserves the right to turn away any members of the public without physical photographic identification.
Upon confirmation of your order for Tickets, no exchange of Tickets will be made under any circumstances and Tickets are not transferable. No refund on Tickets will be made under any circumstances except due to cancellation of the event. The resale of Tickets at any price is prohibited.