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Series:Last Chance
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:96 minutes
Director:Wong Kar Wai
Year Released:1997
Production Country:Hong Kong
South Korea


"Has more life, energy, humanity and sheer visual zing than most other films you'll see." —Chicago Tribune

"Hypnotic images of love and loss wear down your resistance as seemingly discordant sights and sounds coalesce into a radiant, crazy quilt." —Rolling Stone

The whiplash, double-pronged Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Faye Wong) works. Anything goes in Wong's gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and Papas' California Dreamin' into tokens of romantic longing.

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