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

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 13, 1990
DVD 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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Josh Larsen

These days are both electric and exhausted.

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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dark moody period piece about unrequited love.

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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.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A triumph of movie pop poetics.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

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

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.
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
Robert Brogan
Days of Being Wild delivers as expected: a highly aesthetic and enjoyable film. You can feel the humidity of melancholy summer nights and sense the fatalistic… More
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
Anthony Valletta
Wow. A near perfect film.