Tribute Buenos Aires


Kwan Pun-Leung, Amos Lee
HK 1999
59 min

Buenos Aires Zero Degree recreates the four months that director Wong Kar-wai and his crew spent in Argentina. In August 1996, Wong landed on «the other side of the world» and began scouting for locations. Before shooting started, Wong was lost in a world of a foreign language, with only tango music he barely recognized in the air. Buenos Aires Zero Degree captures moments from the production, from Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Leslie Cheung taking tango lessons and sipping coffee in a bar, to behind-the-scenes-chats between Wong Kar-wai and Christopher Doyle, along with some unpublished footage. The filmmakers crosscut reality with fiction, play with chronology, and manage to create unusually intimate moments that would have been difficult to capture during the actual shooting of Happy Together.

  • Tony Leung Chiu-wai - Chow Mowan
  • Leslie Cheung sowie das Filmteam von Happy Together (1997) von Wong Kar-wai
  • Kwan Pun-Leung
  • Amos Lee
  • Christopher Doyle
  • Wouter Barendrecht
  • Michael J. Wern
  • Kwan Pun-Leung
  • Amos Lee
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