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Happy Together (1997)

Chun gwong cha sit (original title)
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A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.

Director:

Kar-Wai Wong (as Kar Wai Wong)

Writer:

Kar-Wai Wong (as Kar Wai Wong)
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Cast

Credited cast:
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 Gregory Dayton ... Lover
Shirley Kwan Shirley Kwan ... (scenes cut)
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Storyline

Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a tango bar to save up for his trip home. When a beaten and bruised Po-Wing reappears, Yiu-Fai is empathetic but is unable to enter a more intimate relationship. After all, Po-Wing is not ready to settle down. Yiu-Fai now works in a Chinese restaurant and meets the youthful Chang from Taiwan. Uhf zacnjb-Fai's life takes on a new spin, while Po-Wing's life shatters continually in contrast. Written by Perry Yu <perry@pobox.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong | Japan | South Korea

Language:

Mandarin | Cantonese | Spanish

Release Date:

30 May 1997 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$153,096, 14 November 1997

Gross USA:

$187,508, 23 November 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Chiu-Wai Leung was unaware that his character does boxing. Director Kar-Wai Wong made Chiu Wai take boxing lessons and later filmed fight scenes that were cut from the final film. Wong said Chiu Wai's performance was improved because of the energy he had from boxing. See more »

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Before Fai push starts the old car, the engine has already started while it is standing still. See more »

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Lai Yiu-fai: I didn't see Chang, but I saw his family. I finally understood how he could be happy running around so free. It's because he has a place he can always return to.
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In some prints, Jacques Picoux (the French subtitle translator) is listed twice in a row in the closing credits. See more »


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Milonga for 3
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Fantastic movie
16 April 2012 | by pedrovelazquezSee all my reviews

Innovative, special and inspired. I runned into the cinema, having no idea of what kind of movie was expecting me. It was a big surprise. The story was really nothing that would interest me in anyway, but this is the proof, that beauty is on the form .

What an amazing film! Full of resources and passion. They say it wasn't all new, or maybe any of it, but it was elegant, and unusual.

I was touched, and amazed. For me it was the revelation of a genius. His following works confirmed this impression. Wong Kar Wai is a great artist.

Thank you very much!


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