Synopsis by Mark Deming
A man who has finally found the love he's been looking for discovers happiness doesn't always last in this independent drama. Ricky (Lu Yulai) leaves his home in Beijing to start a new life in Hong Kong, but the transition is rough; he has trouble getting work and has to live with his aunt (Wella Zhang), an abusive woman who makes her living as a prostitute. One evening, Ricky is wandering the streets when he meets Pascal (Bernhard Bulling), a Swiss expatriate who works as a street performer and is struck in a combative relationship with a petty criminal. Ricky and Pascal discover they have a lot in common, and soon they've fallen in love and are sharing an apartment. However, Ricky is shattered when Pascal unexpectedly dies, and as he tries to make sense of his loss, he travels to Switzerland and meets a man named Ueli (als played by Bernhard Bulling) who is a dead ringer for Pascal. The first feature film from director Kit Hung, Soundless Wind Chime was an official selection at the 2009 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.
apartment, happiness, memory, relationship