| Days of being Wild (1990)
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Andy Lau, Jackie Cheung
Six rebellious friends struggle through the
tumults of life in 1960s Hong Kong, trying to maintain their changing
relationships in an oppressive, troubling environment. Early work from
"art-house" auteur Kar-Wei.
Hong Kong, 1960. A sweltering hot summer. York
(Leslie Cheung), a disillusioned and cruel young man is kept in luxury
by his foster mother, a retired courtesan, who gives him everything but
one thing he needs to know - the identity of his natural mother.
A self obsessed man, desperately seeking his true
identity, York plays carelessly with his lovers, a lonely submissive
bargirl (Maggie Cheung) and a beautiful club hostess/dancer (Carina Lau)
and his friends, before leaving them all for the Philippines in search
of the truth that he has been denied, though may ultimately destroy him.
List Price: US $22.95
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese / Thai / Korean /
Japanese / Vietnamese / Malaysia
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