Uber-cool stylistic exercise from Wong Kar-Wai that stands as a testament to his and his team's mastery of the cinematic form. Even 18 years later this film is a breath of fresh air. Does anyone capture romantic longing and 'the days go by' like Kar-Wai? Editing and cinematography sublime as is the use of music and costume. Casting is uniformly excellent especially the actresses. Essential cinema.
"every human being needs a partner ... when will i find mine..?"
A dream like love story. Kar-Wai Wong is a unique vision!
It's Chungking Express with cherry on top.
More delicious romantic melancholy from Wong Kar-wai, with pork massages.
So I heard you liked Chungking Express.... Have another!
pork massage, is my resume. i really liked it.
if Chungking Express can really beat this like it seems to according to popular opinion, Wong Kar Wai is my new hero
ridiculously good looking
I might rate this higher when I eventually watch it again. Interesting take on Hong Kong action crime that doesn't rely too much on John Woo style. Multiple stories got confusing at times, but you get the hang of it. Better than anything Miike could ever make.
it's always natural affinity for Wong Kar-Wai's. Enough said
what a crazy lovely film. and yes it may look pointless or just like a superficial exercise of style but that's the surface. all those characters, basically lost but deeply charismatic, were trying to add some meaning to their lives and cope with their fears and loneliness, which is kinda what he did in Chungking Express. naturally, the cinematography, that reaches to the absolute perfection, gets all the attention.
trivia trivia everywhere,if you've watched his previous work,you may notice something
As close to stylistic perfection as a film can get. It's Wong Kar Wai's most superficial film, which also makes it one of his greatest, simply on the basis of its visuals and energy.