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Everyone knows a couple like Lai (Tony Leung) and Ho (Leslie Cheung). They can’t stay together, but they can’t stay apart, fighting and making up like some people go grocery shopping. Happy Together finds them on a trip to Argentina, isolated in a country where they don’t speak the language, their relationship finally going cold in the home of the torrid tango. In the Mood for Love may be Wong Kar-wai’s greatest and most romantic film, but its immediate predecessor almost edges it out, and Leung and cinematographer Christopher Doyle are both in career-best form.
1997 Wong Kar-wai. 1.85:1 Color/B&W DCP 96 min. In Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish with English subtitles.