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Happy Together (1997) More at IMDbPro »Chun gwong cha sit (original title)

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Release Date:
30 May 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »
A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Leslie Cheung ... Ho Po-wing

Tony Chiu-Wai Leung ... Lai Yiu-fai (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)

Chen Chang ... Chang
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregory Dayton ... Lover
Shirley Kwan ... (scenes cut)

Directed by
Kar-Wai Wong  (as Kar Wai Wong)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kar-Wai Wong  (as Kar Wai Wong)

Produced by
Ye-cheng Chan .... producer
Kar-Wai Wong .... executive producer (as Kar Wai Wong)
Original Music by
Danny Chung 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
Film Editing by
William Chang 
Ming Lam Wong 
Production Design by
William Chang 
Art Direction by
William Chang 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnnie Kong .... assistant director (as Johnny Kwong)
Art Department
Marcelo Bosco .... assistant art director: argentina
Maria Janello .... assistant art director: argentina
Wing Cheong Tam .... props
Wing Hung Tam .... props assistant
Nien-Chung Wen .... assistant art director
Jo Johannes .... assistant art director: argentina (uncredited)
Sound Department
Siu-Lung Ching .... sound effects editor
Hing-Keung Lee .... assistant sound mixer
Chi-tat Leung .... sound mixer
Duu-Chih Tu .... sound editor
Terry Tu .... sound re-recording mixer - uncredited
Special Effects by
Tom Cundom .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Wing-Hong Ha .... still photographer
Po Wing Ho .... assistant camera
Chi-Chiu Lee .... still photographer
Alicia Schemper .... still photographer
Casting Department
Nomeri Granata .... casting
Rosa Seco .... extras casting
Location Management
Ignacio Barbe .... location manager: argentina
Mario Lopez Barriero .... location manager: argentina
Stella Maris Iglesias .... location manager: argentina (as Stella Iglesias)
Music Department
Danny Chung .... music supervisor
Siu-Lam Tang .... music editor
Other crew
Aili Chen .... continuity: argentina (as Aili Meng Teu Chen)
Juan Carlos Copes .... choreographer: argentina
Diego Erreka .... production assistant (as Diego Erreca)
James Sit La Vianda .... caterer: argentina
Laurita Lin .... translator: argentina
Marcos Maffulli .... security: argentina
Jacques Picoux .... french subtitling
Tony Rayns .... english subtitling
Petra Maria Loaiza Roque .... translator: argentina
Norman Wang .... publicist
Chao-En Wei .... chinese subtitling
Joe Wong .... translator: argentina
Leticia Yeh .... production secretary: argentina

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Also Known As:
"Chun gwong cha sit" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Buenos Aires" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
"Buenos Aires Affair" - International (English title)
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96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Cheng Chang's storyline was completely improvised. Wong Kar-Wai discovered restaurant China Central by chance and, seizing Leslie Cheung's absence due to a concert tour, decided to keep shooting. So Chang's plot was created.See more »
Continuity: Before Fai push starts the old car, the engine has already started while it is standing still.See more »
Ho Po-wing:Do you regret being with me?
Lai Yiu-fai:Damn right I do! I had no regrets until I met you. Now my regrets could kill me.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Chunga's RevengeSee more »


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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Best movie ever made, 24 April 2005
Author: lapming from United States

This is the best movie ever made, beautifully shot and so many memorable scenes. We could feel the character's pain and loneliness in the movie, being stuck in a foreign country in a shitty apartment with a shitty job.

What I liked most about the movie was that Wong didn't make a movie about two gay people, he made a movie about two lovers. Tony being the man in the relationship just wanted to see his lover in the apartment after a long day of work. Leslie being the "female" of the relationship wanted someone to take care of him, but yet also wanted adventure and hated being stuck in an apartment all day as a "housewife".

As for the cinematography, it is right up there with In the mood for love. Tony Leung, a big star in Hong Kong, willing to do the sex scene because he knows the brilliant of Wong Kar Wai. Would any of the Hollywood stars do the same? 10/10

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