As Tears Go By
Director: Wong Kar-wai Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1988
Starring: Alex Man, Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Maggie Cheung
Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature is a crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned. Set amidst Hong Kong’s ruthless, neon-lit gangland underworld, this operatic saga of ambition, honor, and revenge stars Andy Lau as a small-time mob enforcer who finds himself torn between a burgeoning romance with his ailing cousin (Maggie Cheung) and his loyalty to his loose cannon partner in crime (Jacky Cheung).
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