Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 14, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Wong Kar-Wai’s narratively disjointed, visually luscious story about a restless young gay Hong Kong couple (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Leslie Cheung) in love and in war in Buenos Aires. The vignettes don’t add up to a story, but Wong’s nervy brio and subterranean-fantasy style make for an arresting work about an exotic subculture. B-

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