As Tears Go By (film)
|As Tears Go By|
|Directed by||Wong Kar-wai|
|Produced by||Alan Tang|
|Written by||Jeffrey Lau
|Music by||Danny Chung
|Edited by||Bei-Dak Cheong
William Chang (uncredited)
|Distributed by||Kino International|
As Tears Go By is a 1988 Hong Kong action drama film that was the directorial debut of Wong Kar-wai that starred Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung and Jacky Cheung. Critics have compared the film to Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets, as the central plot revolves around a small time gangster (Lau) trying to keep his friend (Cheung) out of trouble. It also screened at 1989's Cannes Film Festival, during Directors' Fortnight.
- Andy Lau as Wah
- Maggie Cheung as Ngor
- Jacky Cheung as Fly
- William Chang as Ngor's doctor
- Kau Lam as Kung
- Alex Man as Tony
- Ronald Wong as Site
During its initial Hong Kong theatrical run, As Tears Go By grossed HK $11,532,283. It remained Wong Kar Wai's highest-grossing film in Hong Kong, and his only film to gross over HK $10 million, until the record was broken with the release of The Grandmaster in January 2013.
Awards and nominations
- 8th Hong Kong Film Awards
- Won: Best Supporting Actor (Jacky Cheung)
- Won: Best Art Direction (William Chang)
- Nominated: Best Film
- Nominated: Best Director (Wong Kar-wai)
- Nominated: Best Actor (Andy Lau)
- Nominated: Best Actress (Maggie Cheung)
- Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Alex Man)
- Nominated: Best Cinematography (Andrew Lau)
- Nominated: Best Film Editing (Cheong Pi-tak)
- Nominated: Best Original Score (Chung Ting-yat)
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- As Tears Go By at the Hong Kong Movie DataBase
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