Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan)

Critics Consensus

Days of Being Wild uses a young man's struggle to come to terms with a family secret as the foundation for a beautifully filmed drama with a darkly dreamy allure.



Total Count: 30


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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 real birth mother. The revelation shakes Yuddy to his very core, unleashing a cascade of conflicting emotions. Two women have the bad luck to fall for Yuddy. One is a quiet lass who works at a sport arena named Su Lizhen (Maggie Cheung), while the other is a glitzy showgirl named Mimi (Carina Lau). Perhaps due to his unresolved Oedipal issues, he passively lets the two compete for him, unable or unwilling to make a choice. As Lizhen slowly confides her frustration to a cop named Tide (Andy Lau), he falls for her. The same is true for Yuddy's friend Zeb (Jacky Cheung), who falls for Mimi. Later, Yuddy learns of his birth mother's whereabouts and heads out to the Philippines. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

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Maggie Cheung
as Su Lizen
Carina Lau
as Leung Fung-ying
Rebecca Pan
as Rebecca (as Tik-Wa Poon)

Critic Reviews for Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan)

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Audience Reviews for Days of Being Wild (A Fei zheng chuan)

  • Sep 30, 2015
    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 but untragic vibe the characters give off. This is quintessential HK cinema and easy to recommend.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 15, 2008
    Wong Kar Wai's somehow reaching his unique style in here
    Arash X Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2008
    Great little film by the fantastic Wong Kar-Wai. Very engaging and beautiful.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 02, 2008
    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 treat themselves to early Wai.
    John B Super Reviewer

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