Tribute Buenos Aires


Wong Kar-Wai
HK, Argentinien 1997
93 min

There are plenty of interesting aspects to this epileptic fresco. Theres the passionate treatment of gay sex and romance by a straight director, featuring two of the hottest stars of Hongkong cinema. Theres an oblique but pungent response to the end of colonial rule in Hongkong, a sense that the characters arent sure where or who they are as they approach the uncertainty of millennial crossover with fretful wanderlust. Theres also a sidelong glance at the way a particular subculture (Chinese) can reduce a dominant local culture (Buenos Aires) to a few pop staples: tangos and milongas by Astor Piazzolla, tunes by Frank Zappa, cigarettes, two sleazy bars, one lurid lava lamp. What prevents Happy Together from becoming anything more than the sum of these parts is the same thing that keeps it alive: Wong Kar-wais cult status. (Jonathan Rosenbaum)

  • Ho Po-wing - Leslie Cheung
  • Lai Yiu-fai - Tony Leung Chiu-wai
  • Chang - Chang Chen
  • Wong Kar-Wai
  • Christopher Doyle
  • Leung Chi-tat
  • William Chang
  • Wong Ming-lam
  • Danny Chung
  • The Turtles
  • William Chang
  • William Chang
Jet Tone Productions

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Kinowelt Filmverleih Karl Tauchnitz Straße 10 04107 Leipzig, Deutschland T 341 355 96 415,
35 mm
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