Days of Being Wild (A Fei jing juen) / Дни безумия
Режиссер: Kar-wai Wong
Страна: Hong Kong
Год выпуска: 1991
Актеры: Leslie Cheung (as Yuddy), Maggie Cheung (as Su Lizhen), Andy Lau (as Tide), Carina Lau (as Leung Fung-Ying), Rebecca Pan (as Rebecca), Jacky Cheung (as Zeb), Danilo Antunes (as Rebecca's Lover), Hung Mei-Mei (as The Amah), Ling-Hung Ling (as Nurse), Tita Munoz (as Yuddy's Mother), Alicia Alonee (as Housekeeper), Elena Lim So (as Hotel Manageress), Maritуn Fernбndez (as Hotel Maid), Angela Ponos (as Prostitute), Nonong Talbo (as Train Conductor)
Описание: Tears Go By, with this remarkable study of rootless affections and calculated cruelties played out as an ensemble piece by some of Hong Kong cinema's finest performers. Set during the sweltering weeks of summer in 1960, Days of Being Wild offers glimpses into the life of Yuddi. A young and disaffected drifter played with hazy, laconic disdain by Leslie Cheung, he toys with the lives and affections of those around him. Maggie Cheung is darting and hesitant as the unaffected bargirl with whom Yuddi begins an affair, while Carina Lau exudes a passionate playfulness in the role of Mimi, the nightclub hostess he eventually settles for. Together with Andy Lau's lonely cop caught up in dreams of being a sailor and Jackie Cheung as the friend forced to live in Yuddi's shadow, they all inhabit a world of and limited desires and recurring disappointments. After travelling to the Philippines in search of the mother who abandoned him at birth, only to be met by her blank refusal to see him, Yuddi sets himself adrift from life with brutal consequences.
The time Won Kar Wai spent writing scripts for TV soap operas is apparent in the narrative's episodic drift, as well as his admiration for such photographers as Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard Avedon, can be seen in the sharp attention to surface detail. Stylish and assured, with a soundtrack featuring lush easy listening tunes from the 1950s, Days of Being Wild has the added distinction of bringing together three of Cantopop's top-selling singers, Leslie Cheung, Andy Lau and Tony Cheung. It's this kind of dream-like, pop culture surrealism that has helped put Won Kar Wai in a league all his own. --Ken Hollings
Рецензии: There is a two-minute action sequence, but that is NOT what this masterpiece is about. 'Days of being wild' has to be the best film of Wong Kar-Wai or at least MY favourite. There are three stories (in one) that feel like film-noir now and then, but are principally about the distance in several different relationships. Kar-Wai lets his characters struggle with urban loneliness and lets them search indefinitely, unable to settle down. They only have the chance to create 'One Minute Friendships' that might seem magic but don't offer satisfaction and have to be ended. The quest continues. Won Kar-Wai poses the question whether you have lived actually when you've searched all your life for friendship/love. Two or three voice-overs scarcely help the portrayal of the characters, but only when the story allows it. I prefer this film over Chungking Express anytime. One reason for that is the great use of music here, while his other films tend to drown in the excessive use of western music. The acting is also really brilliant in this eclectic work.
Subtle and masterly cinematography by Christopher Doyle (Chungking Express, Fallen Angels '95): less colorful than 'In the mood for love', but therefore more applicable for the fifties. Moreover, the dynamics are also much more subtle than everything Kar-Wai and Doyle have done up till now. In contrast: Happy Together and Fallen Angels were brilliantly photographed because there it was more appropriate to use dynamic cinematography (more temperament). It's only Kar-Wai's second film but still his most solid and memorable and maybe even more internationally appealing than 'In the mood for love', without making compromises or getting sentimental. I just can't think of anything that is not good in 'Days of being wild'.