As Tears Go By
DIRECTOR: WONG KAR-WAI
CAST: ANDY LAU, MAGGIE CHEUNG, JACKY CHEUNG
The beginning of one of fin-de-siecle cinema’s most undeniable career runs, Wong Kar-wai’s sumptuous, tragic gangster story gave Maggie Cheung her most well-rounded and moving role to date as Ngor, a country cousin from Lantau Island who comes to stay with her triad enforcer relation Wah (Andy Lau) in Hong Kong, and gets caught up in Wah’s scramble to save his brother, Fly (Jacky Cheung). A little Mean Streets, yet 100% Wong.