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Days of Being Wild(阿飛正傳)

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Hong Kong · 1990
1h 34m
Director Wong Kar-wai
Starring Andy Lau, Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung
Genre Crime, Drama, Romance

Yuddy, a Hong Kong playboy known for breaking girls' hearts, leaves the women he loves behind to suffer. While he struggles with his commitment issues, Yuddy discovers the woman who raised him is not his real mother. As a result, he becomes obsessed with discovering his biological mother's identity.

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TV Guide Magazine by

After years of work-for-hire, writer-director Wong Kar-wai found his creative voice, discovered his themes and styles, and solidified his collaborative creative team with this brilliant examination of one-way love and crashed relationships. (Review of Original Release)


Village Voice by J. Hoberman

Revived (with vastly improved subtitles) some 14 years after it first stunned Hong Kong critics, Days of Being Wild is a sort of meta-reverie populated by a cast of beautiful young pop icons.


The New York Times by Manohla Dargis

As he (Wong Kar-wai) floods the screen with beauty and fills the soundtrack with hypnotic rhythms, he forges a filmmaking style of incomparable eroticism.


Chicago Tribune by Michael Wilmington

Sometimes cinema's highest achievements become clear only in retrospect. Days of Being Wild--now clearly revealed as one of the peaks of Hong Kong filmmaking and a masterwork of contemporary cinema giant Wong.

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