Happy Together

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Tomatometer 82% Audience Score 91%

In theatres:
  • January 1, 2001
Running time: 1h 32m
Genre: Drama, Romance

Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai directs the strange, intimate drama Cheun Gwong Tsa Sit (Happy Together. Australian cinematographer Christopher Doyle employed multiple film speeds and different color film stock during the shooting. Ho (Leslie Cheung) and Lai (Tony Leung) are lovers from Hong Kong who have run away to live in Buenas Aires, Argentina. However, Ho is immature and unwilling to settle down, which makes Lai depressed. When they break up, Lai works as a doorman in a tango bar in order to save money and go home. The restless Ho becomes a prostitute. After Ho is beaten and injured in an attack, Lai takes him to his apartment to recover. Ho tries to rekindle the romance, but Lai isn't interested. He leaves the tango bar and works in a kitchen, where he meets the young Chang (Chang Chen) from Taiwan.

Director: Wong Kar Wai
Studio: Aska Film Distribution
Producer(s): Chan Yecheng, Jere Henshaw, Wong Kar Wai
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai, Chang Chen, Helen Slater, Dan Schneider, Kevin Hardesty, Barbara Babcock, Gloria Hayes, Sandrine André, Bien Moor, Hans Ligtvoet, Ziggy Moens, Viviane de Muynck, Kürt Rogiers, Ben Ostade, Eddy Vereycken
Writer(s): Wong Kar Wai
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