I just wished they would last much longer! Meanwhile the Lai-Ho relationship is going through ever-worsening ups and downs, finally leading Lai to despair. He is also a fantastic maker of love stories, usually stories of unfulfilled expectations. Being in Buenos Aires, where they know only each other, makes them both strive to become independent, in an effort to free from theie mutual obssession, but also draws them nearer to each other, since they are, at the end of the day, all they have.
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Felt like a two hour Suntory ad. Letting it jerk you every which way is a jangly but interesting ride. Garishly beautiful but frustratingly same-y WKW chamber piece. Ho's hands are injured so at this point, he relies on Lai for nearly everything.
Chang, incidentally, is almost the opposite of Ho. And, of course, I suppose that, as with any film, Happy Together can mean many things to many different people. All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling The two men have a stated goal of eventually making a trip to the famous Iguazu Falls about a thousand kilometers north of the city.
Film Review: Happy Together
Wong Kar-Wai is quickly becoming a favorite director of mine with his style. I just wished they would last much longer!
This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat He always succeeds at marrying realistic human drama with otherworldly beauty and atmosphere. The relationship here is the best dynamic, as I didn't find either character particularly interesting as an individual. It is hinted that Chang is also gay and attracted to Lai; Chang states in a voiceover that he likes 'deep, low voices' and is seen rejecting advances from an attractive female coworker.
Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival competingMay 14, But there is probably much more to it. The scenes at the tango bar The location shoot dragged on for four months, from September to December last year, in difficult working conditions; the original storyline was massively altered during shooting; and characters and subplots were eliminated after the original three-hour cut.
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Happy Together (Chun gwong cha sit) () - Rotten Tomatoes
Everything is very natural and beautiful, quite different from Brokeback Mountain, for example. Whereas Ho is manipulative and volatile, Chang is straightforward and stable. Happy Together Maverick director Wong Kar-wai manages to pour old wine into new jars with "Happy Together," a fizzy chamber yarn about two gay Hong Kongers in Argentina that's as slim as a bamboo flute but is his most linear and mature work for some time.
Though the universe in which gappy main characters move is exclusively male, the abstract feelings the movie evokes — loss, regret, love, hate, happiness — are transfigured to a universal, sexually neutral level. While on the surface, Ho is angry about Lai's rejection, privately he also mourns this loss. The examples and perspective in this article deal primarily with the United States and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
I barely noticed the passing of time, anyways, because the images and the performances are so absorbing. Rosenbaum, in a summary of the film, criticised it for having a vague plotline and chastised Wong's "lurching around".
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As usual with Doyle, there are the overt temporal-flow variations, as well as the deliriously moving camera shots, but they all seem more mechanical on this occasion. The story may end in Taiwan on a heartbreaking note, but we're left somewhere between here and there, happily drifting through the film's luscious netherworld of sound and image.
View All Audience Reviews. Newer Post Older Post Home. By himself he is not togsther appealing at all, but his circumstances, and how Kar Wai chooses to approach him ,bring out his substance. He steals a picture togetther Chang as a remembrance.
Music and waterfall sequence were cool.