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THURSDAY

Made before Happy Together, which preceded it into American distribution, Fallen Angels is in some ways its companion piece. Wong Kar-Wai’s delirious, digressive film is a farewell to neon-dappled, British-ruled Hong Kong—and its hyperkinetic cinema—shot from within rather than without. Nominally, it’s the story of an unconsummated affair between a reluctant hit man (Leon Lai in the classic Chow Yun-Fat role) with his agent (Michele Reis). As in most of Wong’s films, however, the crucial connection is not between the characters but between Chris Doyle’s restless camera and Hong Kong’s seductively electric night. At 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (MJ)