Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy Together



1997 Hong Kong Feature
Alternate Title: Chun gwong cha sit

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Leslie Cheung and Chang Chen
Writer/Director: Wong Kar-wai

Synopsis:
Hoping to renew their ailing relationship, a gay couple arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 77% / Audience: 89 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 69% / Audience: 8.8%
  • OMG rating: 5/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Director.
  • Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor (Leung Chiu-Wai).
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The English title was taken from the 1967 pop song by The Turtles, which is covered by Danny Chung on the film's soundtrack. The Chinese title is an idiomatic expression suggesting "the exposure of something indecent."
  • Tony Leung Chiu Wai agreed to do the film on the basis of a fake script and only learned of the requirement of doing a gay sex scene after arriving in Argentina for filming.

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