Chungking Express

Directed by Wong Kar Wai

A defining work, Chungking Express concerns two heartsick Hong Kong cops (Kaneshiro and Leung), both jilted by ex-lovers, who cross paths at the Midnight Express take-out restaurant stand, where the ethereal waitress Faye (Wong) works.

Anything goes in Wong’s gloriously shot and utterly unexpected charmer, which forever turned canned pineapple and the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’” into tokens of romantic longing.

Translated title:
Chung Hing sam lam

Languages:
Cantonese, English, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Urdu

Duration:
127 minutes

Country of origin:
Hong Kong

Year of production:
1996