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Happy Together (1997)Happy Together (1997)

Happy Together (1997)

A Cantonese romance that explores love amidst heartbreak

Drama, Romance

7.0

movie

Argentina, Hong Kong

Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish

Romantic, Slice-of-Life

1997

Kar-Wai Wong, Wong Kar-wai

Chang Chen, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

96 min

Synopsis

A gay couple takes a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning but instead begins drifting even further apart.

Our Take

7.0
Jasmine Renaé

Happy Together is a beautifully devastating tale about a gay couple, portrayed by Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Leslie Cheun, who struggle with maintaining romance and fidelity in their relationship. Despite their efforts, they find the emotional distance growing between them, especially as they leave their home of Hong Kong for Buenos Aires.

Filmed and set in the late 1990s, Happy Together explored the depths of queer love in a way most films hadn’t. 

Since its release, it has touched the souls of many and caused tears to be shed. It serves as a reminder that love isn’t perfect, but it’s always worth the effort.

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