Days of Being Wild (1990)

Wong Kar-wai directs Leslie Cheung, Maggie Cheung and Andy Lau in this Hong Kong period romance where a playboy breaks hearts.

Sultry and sumptuous but a bit too loose at the end. Not a movie that reaches a destination so much as just halts. The opening sequence showing a gradual seduction in a stadium cafe is wonderful. Throughout Wong Kar-wai lingers on clocks and the marking of time. You rarely have a shot where you aren’t visually aware of the moment passing, a schedule being met.


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