Chungking Express

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Wong Kar-Wai's movie tells two loosely interlinked stories, both about lovelorn cops who get involved with women who are wrong for them. In the first, Takeshi Kaneshiro tries to pick up Brigitte Lin in a late-night bar, unaware she's a big-time heroin smuggler who's spent the evening hunting down some absconding drug couriers. In the second, the boyish Faye Wang (a star is born!) gets a crush on Tony Leung and starts breaking into his apartment to redecorate it while he's out. This is what Godard movies were once like: fast, hand-held, funny and very, very catchy. The year's zingiest visit to Heartbreak Hotel.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Wong Kar-wai
Screenwriter: Wong Kar-wai
Cast: Brigitte Lin
Tony Leung
Faye Wang
Takeshi Kaneshiro
Valerie Chow
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