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Buenos Aires Zero Degree : The Making Of Happy Together    (1999)

 
 
 
Director :
Kwan Pun Leung, Amos Lee

 
Other titles : Sip Si Ling Dou - Cheun Gwong Tsa Sit (HK Title)
Country : Hong Kong
Film Company : Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Productions Ltd
Genre : Documentary
Runtime : 59 min.
Video : Colour
Audio : Speaking (Cantonese)
 
 Cast :  
Chang Chen
Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing
Shirley Gwan Suet Lai
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Wong Kar Wai
Christopher Doyle
       
 
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"Buenos Aires Zero Degree: The Making Of Happy Together" recreates the four months that director Wong Kar-Wai and his crew spent in Argentina. In August 1996 Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai landed in Argentina, "the other side of the world", and began scouting for locations. Before shooting started, Wong was lost in a world of foreign languages, with only Tango music in the air he barely recognized.
In early 1998 documentary filmmakers Kwan Pun-Leung and Amos Lee flew to Argentina, to revisit the locations where the film was shot. The 60-minute production captures trivial and soem not-so-trivial moments from the production, from actors Tony Leung and Leslie Cheung taking Tango lessons and sipping coffee in a bar, to behind the scenes smalltalk between Wong Kar-Wai and cinematographer Chris Doyle along with some unseen footage. The filmmakers crosscut reality with fiction, play with chronology, and manage to create unusually intimate moments that would have been difficult to capture during the actual shooting of "Happy Together".
 
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Chang Chen

Leslie Cheung Kwok Wing

Shirley Gwan Suet Lai

Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Wong Kar Wai

Christopher Doyle
 
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