Director: Wong Kar-wai Run Time: 103 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1994
Starring: Brigitte Lin, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu-wai
The kinetic, super-cool CHUNGKING EXPRESS is one of the defining works of ‘90s cinema and made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. Two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Kaneshiro and Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye (Wong) works. Anything goes in this gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which cemented the sex appeal of its gorgeous stars and forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.
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