| As Tears Go By (1988)
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jackie Cheung, Alex Man
Wong Kar-Wai's debut feature is a
wonderful outing in the Hong Kong Gangster genre. Excellent
cinematography and very good acting.
A low-level triad "big brother" (Andy
Lau) has a hot-tempered "little brother" (Jacky Cheung) who can't keep
out of trouble, and consequently is in constant need of being bailed out
by his protector.
Andy is super cool, but lacks the
ambition to rise in the ranks of the triad societies, and once he meets
his cousin (Maggie Cheung), and falls in love with her, he decides he
wants to leave "the life". But it turns out that he has to bail out
Jacky one more time. And this time, Jacky may have gone too far.
List Price: US $24.95
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese / Japanese / Korean
/ Thai / Vietnam / Malaysia
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
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