Days of Being Wild

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Wong Kar-Wai's second feature is a brilliant dream of Hong Kong life in 1960. A young man of Shanghainese descent drifts through a series of casual friendships and uncommitted affairs, unconsciously pining for a relationship with his mother, who has started a new life in Manila. He finally takes off for the Philippines, where he sets himself up for the ultimate fall... The terrific, all-star cast enacts this as a series of emotionally unresolved encounters; the swooningly beautiful camera and design work takes its hallucinatory tone from the protagonist's own uncertainties. The mysterious appearance of Tony Leung only in the closing scene heralds a sequel that will sadly never be made. But this is already some kind of masterpiece.

Release details

Rated: 12
Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Wong Kar-wai
Screenwriter: Wong Kar-wai
Cast: Leslie Cheung
Andy Lau
Maggie Cheung
Carina Lau
Tony Leung
Jacky Cheung
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