Starting off with Gena Rowlands and closing up with Matti Pellonpää, what lies in between can be pretty much disregarded.
I wasn't that satisfied halfway through the film. Shortly after it struck me that this film is significantly about nothingness, carved to be totally blank with too little dialogue, music or even action. In the middle of Taipei the crowded/lively city, the characters are somewhat isolated, spiritually rather than physically. I read once that Tsai was greatly influenced by the directors of the european new waves, and Antonioni is whom I feel to influence him the most in this case, since it greatly feels like an asian retelling of La Notte.