- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 22, 1999
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Kino Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Interactive Features:
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Cannes 1997 -
Best Director: Kar-Wai Wong
Movieline's Hollywood Life -
"...Energetic, sexy, haunting and unpredictable..."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/1998
"...Infinitely tantalising....Feelings captured in HAPPY TOGETHER linger with great, scratchy intensity..."
Entertainment Weekly - 09/18/1998
"...Slick AND poignant....Captures the weird, familiar rhythms of a last tango..." -- Rating: A-
Entertainment Weekly - 11/07/1997
"...Wong's nervy style and characteristic subterranean-fantasy style make for an arresting work about an exotic subculture..."
A.V. Club - 06/09/2010
"HAPPY TOGETHER unfolds as if it were a recollection of a particularly intense period in its central character's life, much like Wong's subsequent tale of unrequited passion, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE."
HAPPY TOGETHER chronicles the stormy affair of a gay couple (Hong Kong superstars Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung) living as expatriates in Buenos Aires. The two possess very divergent ways of dealing with the world; Lai is more responsible, holding down a job at a tango club, while Ho turns tricks for a living. Inevitably, they grow apart painfully, but when Lai finds Ho beaten severely by a bad trick, the pair set about making another try. Stunning camera work by cinematographer Christopher Doyle.