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Chungking Express
8.9
/10
57,086 Ratings

CHUNGKING EXPRESS

Chung Hing sam Iam | 重慶森林

Directed by Wong Kar Wai
Hong Kong, 1994
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

In Hong Kong, two lovelorn and lonely police officers cross paths with two mysterious women. Cop 223 falls for a mysterious woman in a blonde wig, not knowing she is a big-time heroin smuggler—and when Cop 663’s Ex visits a late-night diner, the new server becomes secretly infatuated with him.

Synopsis

In Hong Kong, two lovelorn and lonely police officers cross paths with two mysterious women. Cop 223 falls for a mysterious woman in a blonde wig, not knowing she is a big-time heroin smuggler—and when Cop 663’s Ex visits a late-night diner, the new server becomes secretly infatuated with him.

Our take

Shot in just 23 days while making Ashes of Time, Wong Kar Wai’s international breakthrough remains among the most beloved of his pictures. From Brigitte Lin, iconic in bleached wig and shades to Faye Wong’s California dreams, it blushes with reasons to fall for its hurtling, newly restored charms.