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Happy Together (春光乍洩) (1997)

Directed by


Starring
Leslie Cheung Leslie Cheung
Ho Po-wing
Tony Leung Chiu Wai Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Lai Yiu-fai
Chen Chang Chen Chang
Chang


Written by
Kar Wai Wong Kar Wai Wong
(as Kar Wai Wong)


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9 years, 2 months ago at Nov 23 14:14
Slice of life-y, poignant, beautifully shot but ultimately a little pointless, mundane and draggy. Not a happy movie (in any way that I can see at least) so that was a bit of an irony.

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4 years, 10 months ago at Apr 3 21:24
I already saw this movie but since it was such a long time ago, I was really eager to check it out again. Well, I really enjoyed the damned thing. Indeed, for this movie, Won Kar-Wai mixed one of his usual doomed love stories with a film noir and this mix was quite spellbinding to behold. The material was actually pretty dark and gloomy but it was not as messed up as 'Do lok tin si' which was much... read more
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Plot synopsis: Lai Yiu-Fai (Tony Leung) and Ho Po-Wing (Leslie Cheung) are a Hong Kong gay couple stranded in Buenos Aires. Pretty much as the film starts, their romance comes to an end. Yiu-Fai is fed up with their troubled on/off relationship and Po-Wing's antics. Both men start working to pay their way back home: Yiu-Fai as a bouncer at a tango club, while Po-Wing becomes a rent boy. When Po-Wing is beaten up and Yiu-Fai has to take care of him, they briefly get together again.
Release date: 30 May 1997
UPC: 738329011925
Tags: Hong Kong (13), 1990s (13), Drama (9), 1997 (6), Argentina (6), (6), China (5), Romance (5), Gay (5), Waterfall (4), Tango (4), Asian (3), Title Based On Song (3), Buenos Aires (3), Comedy (2), Chinese (2), Cooking (2), Love (2), Friendship (2)
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