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126 Ratings

Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Daan gyun naam yu

Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai
Hong Kong, 2011


An original twist on an eternal triangle, where secret crush and unrequited love take on altogether newfangled meanings of their own.

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai

Awards & Festivals

Hong Kong Film Awards

2012 | 2 nominations including: Best Screenplay

Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards

2012 | Winner: Film of Merit

2012 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

Critics reviews

Scored to a lounge-and-exotica make-out soundtrack by Xavier Jamaux and packed with too many breathtaking visual compositions to count (plus left-field quotations from the likes of Playtime and Vertigo), Don’t Go Breaking My Heart turns a formulaic premise into one of the most endearing, graceful, and just plain beautiful rom-coms of the modern era.
February 11, 2016
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Traditional two-shots allow directors to play with space using the actors as markers, but To prefers truly three-dimensional configurations of bodies. Three or more people regularly dot his frame… Don’t Go Breaking My Heart stretches the gulfs between characters while having them share the same space, leading to triangulated images that shrink the wide distances between each character’s glass-walled office space into a dizzying array of erotic and classist surveillance.
April 22, 2015
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