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still from Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai, HK 1994)

Chungking Express

Wong Kar Wai / HK, 1994 / 102 min.

Wong Kar Wai broke through with Chungking Express. His enchanting mix of urban life, Asian culture, crime, passion and the music of The Mamas & The Papas ('California Dreamin'') became an icon of the 1990s.

poster Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai, HK 1994)
In the remarkably styled Chungking Express – now screening in 4K – two policemen (Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung) suffer from a broken heart. One of the two tries to cope with his loss by running, the other one is so stricken by the loss of his girlfriend that he is blind to the fact that snack bar worker Faye is quietly but madly in love with him.

Restored in 4K.

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Wong Kar Wai

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Original title

Chungking Express


102 min.


Yue Chinese



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