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Watch: Trailer For Wong-Kar Wai's Short Film/Whiskey Commercial 'Deja Vu'

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist May 21, 2012 at 1:10PM

So far today we've seen a trailer for "Skyfall," the James Bond movie delayed two years by the bankruptcy of MGM. We've seen a trailer for "Anchorman 2," a nine-years later sequel that Paramount had seemingly scrapped. And we've seen a trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," the first film in five years from the director. At this point, we're fully expecting to see clips for Terrence Malick's next film, David O Russell's "Nailed" and Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," which started shooting several years ago, to surface before the day is out.
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Wong Kar-Wai

So far today we've seen a trailer for "Skyfall," the James Bond movie delayed two years by the bankruptcy of MGM. We've seen a trailer for "Anchorman 2," a nine-years later sequel that Paramount had seemingly scrapped. And we've seen a trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," the first film in five years from the director. At this point, we're fully expecting to see clips for Terrence Malick's next film, David O Russell's "Nailed" and Wong Kar-Wai's "The Grandmaster," which started shooting several years ago, to surface before the day is out. 

But wait! We do in fact have a clip from a Wong Kar-Wai movie! But not from "The Grandmaster." Instead, the director recently completed a short film funded by Chivas Regal which premiered at Cannes before hitting screens next month, entitled "Deja Vu," and a teaser for the short has arrived online courtesy of Twitch. Starring Chang Chen ("2046") and supermodel Du Juan, it's a love story set in the Umaid Bhawan Palace in India, and... well, it pretty much looks like a whiskey commercial to us, complete with close ups of amber liquid poured over ice. 

Perhaps not what we were hoping for, but it looks typically lush, and damn if we don't want a glass of whiskey right now. Or maybe that's because we had three before lunch. Anyway, watch the clip below, and keep your eyes peeled for the full short some time in June, while "The Grandmaster" will hit theaters in Asia in December, before likely making it to our shores in 2013.

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