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Chungking Express

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Chungking Express
Original title 重慶森林
CantoneseCung4 Hing3 Sam1 Lam4
Directed byWong Kar-wai
Written byWong Kar-wai
Produced byChan Yi-kan
StarringBrigitte Lin
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
Faye Wong
Takeshi Kaneshiro
CinematographyChristopher Doyle
Andrew Lau (Lau Wai-Keung)
Edited byWilliam Chang
Kai Kit-wai
Kwong Chi-Leung
Music byFrankie Chan
Roel. A Garcia
Jet Tone Production
Distributed byOcean Shores Video (HK) Miramax Films
Rolling Thunder Pictures (US)
Release date
  • 14 July 1994 (1994-07-14) (Hong Kong)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryHong Kong
Mandarin Chinese
Box office$600,200 (US)[2]
$7,678,549 (HK)[1]

Chungking Express is a 1994 drama movie made in Hong Kong. It was directed by Wong Kar-wai. The movie has two stories, one after the other. Each story is about a policeman who is unlucky in love. The main actors in the first half were Takeshi Kaneshiro and Brigitte Lin. The second half of the movie stars Tony Leung as a different policeman.[3] Valerie Chow plays the flight attendant.[3] The movie features the American song "California Dreamin'" and other songs by Faye Wong. The movie received good reviews.[4]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hong Kong film archive database: ''Chungking Express''". Ipac.hkfa.lcsd.gov.hk. Archived from the original on 18 December 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  2. "''Chunking Express'' at Box Office Mojo". Boxofficemojo.com. 16 April 1996. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Janet Maslin (26 September 1994). "Chungking Express (1994) FILM REVIEW; Mocking MTV Style And Paying Homage to It". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  4. "Chungking Express 1996". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster Inc. Retrieved 2 March 2015.