Written January 06, 2009
Wong Kar Wai's first real breakthrough film DAYS OF BEING WILD set the tone of what would inevitably become his long-adored and lauded trademark style of visionary images and twisted characters thrust amidst chaotic fate. This also marks the first collaboration of many with the gorgeous Leslie Cheung and others who would become part of his regular stable of acotrs such as Maggie Cheung and Andy Lau and very briefly Tony Leung who appears in an inexplicably strange scene at the very end. Story itself revolves around womanizer Cheung who dallies with many females while flirting also with dangerous men in his circle of cheap street hoods. Wong Kar-Wai makes many correlations to his theories of "time and space relationships" here and they are the centerpiece of the plot as Cheung finds himself suddenly realizing that he has used this opening monologue to more than a few spurned lovers. Certainly a quirky and handsomely mounted mood piece as well as very interesting into to this director!