Chungking Express - English subtitled

A mysterious and nostalgic film about a writer who is working on a science fiction novel in a Hong Kong hotel and who tries to forget his great love with short affairs.

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In Wong’s future-set 2046, the titular number is many things at once – the year when mainland China assumes absolute control of Hong Kong, the number of the hotel room across from that of Mr. Chow, inhabited by a parade of women he pursues and abandons, and the name of the mysterious place where disappointed lovers escape to in Chow’s erotic science-fiction novel.

Wong’s concentration and control – of the Cinemascope frame, light, colour, and the most minute gestures – are at their most accomplished in a work enamoured of the limitless expanse of memory and imagination, where reality and fiction dissolve into regret and yearning.

Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong, 1994, 102 min. Cantonese, English, Japanese, Hindi, Mandarin, Punjabi & urdu spoken, English subtitles. With Brigitte Lin, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Faye Wong, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Valerie Chow.
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