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Days of Being Wild

Wong Kar Wai; Wai, Wong Kar; Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
In his first hypnotic backward glance at Hong Kong in 1960, Wong Kar Wai creates a post-modern La Ronde set in a fluorescent labyrinth of cool desperation and unfulfilled need. Against the echoing rhythms of period rumbas, Days of being wild tracks a half dozen characters through their individual searches for intimate connection. Collaborating for the first time with cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Wong Kar Wai's restless visual imagination decorates this dreamlike fable with characteristic muted extravagance. Days of being wild offers an intoxicating cocktail of lush nostalgia and bitter alienation equaled only by Wong Kar Wai's subsequent films. Star crossed Asian film icon Leslie Cheung (Farewell my concubine, Happy together) plays Luddy, a devastatingly handsome Hong Kong lothario who seduces and forsakes women without compunction. Abandoned at birth, Luddy's self-destructive search for love is really a Quixotic quest for a feeling of permanence and a sense of identity. When Luddy beguiles lovely shop girl Su Lizen, he unknowingly sets in motion a sequence of broken hearts and unremembered promises that climaxes in naked obsession, inadvertent self-discovery and shocking violence. In possibly her most engaging performance, Maggie Cheung (In the mood for love, As tears go by) invests Su Lizen with ethereal beauty and street level vulnerability. With a supporting cast of Hong Kong cinema notables, including Andy Lau (Fulltime killer, As tears go by) as Su's policeman confessor, and frequent Wong collaborator Tony Leung (In the mood for love, Happy together), Days of being wild's visionary audacity and deep romantic conviction sustains and rewards multiple viewings.
Director
Wong Kar Wai
Release Date
1991
Language
Chinese
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 1991.
Publisher no.
1113905 Kanopy
Description
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 89 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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