'Chungking Express', cult filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai's hugely influential international breakthrough, is a supremely stylish combination of love story and thriller, set in and around Hong Kong's infamous Chungking Mansions, a vast complex of shabby hostels, bars and clubs. The film tells the stories of two lovelorn cops and the women with whom they become involved: a mysterious drug dealer dressed in a blonde wig and sunglasses, and an impulsive young dreamer.
Brash Hong Kong Style
- Chungking Express review by Jawbreaker
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Returning to Chungking Express does not diminish the brilliance of Christopher Doyle's cinematography. The lighting, colours and tapestry that he weaves onscreen are extremely vivid and distinctive. Unfortunately the quality of the DVD transfer is not as pristine as it deserves to be. This doesn't hamper your enjoyment of these two Hong Kong love tales, each thankfully completely different. Both feature a unique charm, and take you on a voyage of Hong Kong at night. A modern classic in the making.