As a person who watches way too many Asian action/martial arts films, it was glaringly obvious to me that parts of this film were riffing on John Woo’s HK movies (the Killer and Hard Boiled) in how it shows the double pistol gun fights (and violence in general). Wong adds sexuality and repression where Woo had sentimentality and bravura. The “look” of the film is very intentional.
Also, I always thought of Blondie (or both blondies) as a reference to western, or foreign invasion of Hong Kong. And I think the scene with the blond blow-up doll is hilarious.
But the movie really gets me at the final shot: “such lovely warmth.” And the song “Only You,” by the Flying Pickets. British pop with two Chinese actors riding a moped through a Hong Kong tunnel. Quite direct for such an abstract, moody film.