Chungking Express – Enzian Theater

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Chungking Express

Every day, Cop 223 (Takeshi Kaneshiro) buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolizing the day he’ll get over his lost love. He’s also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig (Brigitte Lin), oblivious of the fact she’s a drug dealer. Cop 663 (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops a spare set of his keys at a local cafe, a waitress (Faye Wong) lets herself into his apartment and spruces up his life.

Hong Kong, 1994, 102 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Kar-Wai Wong

  • “A breezy little Hong Kong movie that has more life, energy, humanity and sheer visual zing than most other shows you'll see in a month or so.”

    —Michael Wilmington, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
  • “[Wong's] hypnotic images of love and loss finally wear down your resistance as seemingly discordant sights and sounds coalesce into a radiant, crazy quilt."

    —Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
  • “Almost as much of a thrill as ‘In the Mood for Love’.”

    —Kelly Vance, EAST BAY EXPRESS
  • “A lyrical and delightfully goofy study in romantic longing."

    —Carrie Rickey, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
  • “Wong's dreamlike tone and Doyle's stunning cinematography make this strange love story a joy to watch.”

    —Kim Newman, EMPIRE MAGAZINE
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