Happy TogetherDirector: Wong Kar-Wai, Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Chang Chen
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.
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- Kino Video
Cast & Crew
|Leslie Cheung||Ho Po-wing|
|Tony Leung Chiu-Wai||Lai Yiu-fai|
|Wong Kar-Wai||Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter|
|William Chang||Editor,Production Designer|
|Leung Chi-Tat||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Danny Chung||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Tu Duu-chih||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Johnny Kong||Asst. Director|
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What a wonderful film.This film is great.I do like wong gai wai who made this film.I remembered this film's mizanssen.It's mono tone.Plus nice music.
Out of Wong Kar-Wai's recent movies, Happy Together is one of the most experimental. Narrative becomes more important (which he perfects later in In the Mood for Love) and he takes liberty with his cinematography work in order to create a nearly surreal documentation of love lost and loneliness's triumph. This is a remarkably beautiful movie. The imagery and music will leave you spellbound, haunted. For instance, the moody, slow-motion clips of the sky and sea enveloping a terribly lonely man lost emotionally in Argentina will dazzle and sadden anyone. The only weakness--out of an overall competent work--is the inability for Wong Kar-wai to totally make all his characters sympathetic.