World of Wong Kar Wai: Chungking Express

Chungking Express

Hong Kong | 1994 | 102 min. | Wong Kar Wai

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Two heartsick Hong Kong cops cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal pixie waitress Faye works. 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. New 4k restoration.

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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 the Papas’ "California Dreamin" into tokens of romantic longing.

  • Director: Wong Kar Wai
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Year: 1994
  • Running Time: 102 min.