Set in 1960, the film centres on the young, boyishly handsome Yuddy, who learns from the drunken ex-prostitute who raised him that she is not his real mother. Hoping to hold onto him, she refuses to divulge the name of his real birth mother. The revelation shakes Yuddy to his very core, unleashing a cascade of conflicting emotions. Two women have the bad luck to fall for Yuddy. One is a quiet lass named Su Lizhen who works at a sports arena, while the other is a glitzy showgirl named Mimi. Perhaps due to his unresolved Oedipal issues, he passively lets the two compete for him, unable or unwilling to make a choice. As Lizhen slowly confides her frustration to a cop named Tide, he falls for her. The same is true for Yuddy's friend Zeb, who falls for Mimi. Later, Yuddy learns of his birth mother's whereabouts and heads out to the Philippines.
15 December 1990 (Hong Kong)
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Also Known As:
Days of Being Wild
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Opening Weekend USA: $18,090,
21 November 2004
Gross USA: $146,310
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $3,101,890
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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No. 3 in the Hong Kong Film Awards' List of the Best 100 Chinese Motion Pictures. See more
When Tide checks into the hotel, the hotel manageress hands him the key to Room 206. However, in the next scene, Tide uses the key to enter Room 204. This, however, may not be so much a 'goof' as another recurrence of the number '2046' seen so often in Wong Kar-Wai's films. See more
I used to think there was a kind of bird that, once born, would keep flying until death. The fact is that the bird hasn't gone anywhere. It was dead from the beginning.
Spoofed in The Days of Being Dumb
Jungle Drums (Cantonese cover)
Composed by E. Lecuona & J. Cacabas
Lyrics by Sharon Chung
Performed by Anita Mui See more