World of Wong Kar Wai


Directed by Wong Kar Wai

Hong Kong, 1988, 1h 42min, DCP, In Cantonese with English subtitles

World of Wong Kar Wai

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Wong Kar Wai’s first feature AS TEARS GO BY is a very commercial, pop genre film. The dynamic is similar to Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS with Andy Lau as the Harvey Keitel character and Jacky Cheung as the De Niro character. It’s a colorful, fast-paced movie with vivid flashes of Wong’s mature style. The cast—which also includes Maggie Cheung—is young and appealing; these are real movie stars. Not surprisingly, AS TEARS GO BY was a colossal hit at the Hong Kong box office.

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