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10,888 Ratings

Chungking Express

Chung Hing sam Iam

Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong, 1994
Drama, Romance
  • Mandarin
  • English


Set in Hong Kong, two lovelorn police officers find themselves drawn to two very different women: an alluring woman on the other side of the law and a quirky takeout waitress.

Our take

Recently cited as an influence on Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Moonlight, this film from Wong Kar-wai (made during the editing of the wuxia Ashes of Time, working again with cinematographer Christopher Doyle) is a thoughtful, formally-unique look at the transient, ephemeral nature of love.

Chungking Express Directed by Wong Kar-wai

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