Chungking Express12A

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai | Hong Kong | 1994 | 1h 42m | Cantonese w/ English subtitles | Starring Brigitte Lin Chin-Hsia, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung, Faye Wong

Two heartsick Hong Kong cops, both jilted by ex-lovers, cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out diner, only to fall in love with the restaurant’s mysterious and alluring clientele. This gloriously shot and unexpectedly charming romance is one of the defining works of 1990s cinema and the film that made Wong Kar Wai an instant icon.

Reviews

‘Chungking Express ravishingly, seductively exudes the immediacy of everyday life as its spins its classically timeless tales of love lost and almost regained.’
Kevin Thomas, The LA Times

‘Wong’s dreamlike tone and Doyle’s stunning cinematography make this strange love story a joy to watch.’
★★★★
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

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