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Wong Kar-Wai

As Tears Go By

Edition 1989
99' - 1988 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Cantonese
Director: Wong Kar-Wai With: Lau Tak Wah, Cheung Man-Yuk, Cheung Hok-Yau, Man Chi-Leung, Wong Un, Lam Gao, Wong Bun
Mong Kok, Kowloon. Most densely populated area in Hong Kong, and in the world. 210,000 people squashed into a district of only 190 street blocks, within 1,900 buildings and 42,000 flats. Largest number of licensed mahjong saloons (gambling houses). sleazy massage parlours, seedy pool halls, half-hidden whorehouses..., mostly housed within row after row of 1950s buildings now in a stage of dilapidation and crumbling decay. Here is life in the raw. Here is where two small-time hoodlums, Ah Wah and Fly roam the streets, play tough, live hard, waste life way. Between them, a bonding forged from time. Here is where Ah W ah first meets Ah Ngor, the cousin he has never known - a waitress from the resort island of Lantau. Between them, an attraction derived from disparity. Fly and Ah Ngor never meet : yet they converge in Ah Wah ... (Pressbook)

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Credits

Director

Wong Kar-Wai

With

Lau Tak Wah, Cheung Man-Yuk, Cheung Hok-Yau, Man Chi-Leung, Wong Un, Lam Gao, Wong Bun

Scenario

Wong Kar-Wai

More information

Dialogue

Cantonese

Countries of production

Hong Kong

Year

1988

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