Cities of Last Things

Cities of Last Things is a drama film, directed by Ho Wi Ding and released in 2018.


The film opens with the suicide of an unnamed character and then tells, in reverse chronological order, the story of three key incidents from the life of Zhang Dong Ling leading up to his own suicide. Each of the three segments draws from a different genre: the first segment is a science fiction story set in a dystopian vision of the year 2049, the second a film noir segment focusing on Zhang's earlier job as a police officer, and the third a melodrama about Zhang's childhood encounter with a local organized crime boss.