Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan)
Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan) (1990)

Set in 1960, the film center of the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy (Leslie Cheung), who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she refuses to divulge the name of his… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Needless to say a must-see for Wongcolytes, Days of Being Wild is also an excellent entry point for people who haven't yet caught this most exotic and habit-forming of cinematic bugs.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

There are images in Days that can make your heart stop for no other reason than that they're perfect.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dark moody period piece about unrequited love.

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

Every shot is perfectly composed and compelling, with light and shadow manipulated to maximum effect.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

It may have been released in the olden days of 1991, but Wong Kar-Wai's Days of Being Wild remains pulsatingly contemporary.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

Twelve years after first seeing Days of Being Wild, I'm finally developing some fondness for it.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

It now seems like a promising apprentice work, almost a blueprint for the writer-director's most acclaimed and famous film, In the Mood for Love.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A triumph of movie pop poetics.

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

The '60s were a time of alienation and sadness, which I suppose Wong was trying to reflect here. But he's chosen characters so monumentally self-destructive that it's difficult to care about them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
In the Mood for 2046. Only just hints at what is to come from Wong Kar Wai. Heavy with atmosphere and loathesome characters.
Luke Baldock
Wong Kar Wai sets up his template for his future masterpieces. Doyles cinematogrophy adds a great layer and texture to the piece. This isn't a tale for… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A very honest film about unrequited love that proves that a simple story with well-constructed characters works much more effectively than what we see in… More
John Ballantine
Wong Kar Wai and Maggie Cheung. Together, a project couldn't possibly go off the ropes and it doesn't here. Those who saw In the Mood for Love should… More
Arash Xak
Wong Kar Wai's somehow reaching his unique style in here
Anthony Valletta
Wow. A near perfect film.