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1,258 Ratings


Directed by Wayne Wang
United States, Germany, 1995
Comedy, Drama


Collaborating with novelist Paul Auster, director Wayne Wang (Chan Is Missing, The Joy Luck Club) takes his camera to Brooklyn, where seemingly unrelated incidents and chance meetings end up affecting the lives of several people, even linking their destinies.

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Smoke Directed by Wayne Wang

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1995 | Winner: Special Jury Prize (Silver Berlin Bear)

Independent Spirit Awards

1996 | Winner: Best First Screenplay

1996 | Nominee: Best Supporting Male

National Board of Review

1995 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Critics reviews

Everything Smoke has to say about crack addicts, black teenagers, errant black fathers, and black toughs is some form of warmed-over Hollywood ichar; but that’s OK, folks, because this is an upscale art movie for thinking people, not Hollywood fodder for the masses.
June 16, 1995
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