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Days of Being Wild (1990)Days of Being Wild (1990)

Days of Being Wild (1990)

A dreamy rumination on the beauty of unattainable romance

Crime, Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.1

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Hong Kong
Cantonese, English, Mandarin
Dramatic, Emotional, Lovely
1990
Kar-Wai Wong, Wong Kar-wai
Alicia Alonzo, Andy Lau, Anita Mui
94 min

Synopsis

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Yuddy, a Hong Kong playboy known for breaking girls' hearts, tries to find solace and the truth after discovering the woman who raised him isn't his mother.

Our Take

8.1
Gerald Cajayon

Forlorn longing envelops Days of Being Wild, where the act of dreaming is as valuable as its actual fulfillment. “You’ll see me tonight in your dreams,” Yuddy tells Su Li-zhen on their first meeting, and indeed, this line of dialogue sets the film’s main contradiction: would you rather trap yourself in the trance-like beauty of dreams or face the unpleasant possibilities of reality? Wong Kar-wai’s characters each have their own answers, with varying subplots intersecting through the consequences of their decisions. In the end, happiness comes in unexpected ways, granted only to those brave enough to wake up and dream again.

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