Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift. A disillusioned Yiu-Fai starts working at a... See full summary »
Kar Wai Wong
Tony Chiu Wai Leung,
As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.
Wong Kar-Wai's movie about two love-struck cops is filmed in impressionistic splashes of motion and color. The first half deals with Cop 223, who has broken up with his girlfriend of five years. He purchases a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of May 1 each day for a month. By the end of that time, he feels that he will either be rejoined with his love or that it too will have expired forever. The second half shows Cop 663 dealing with his breakup with his flight attendant girlfriend. He talks to his apartment furnishings until he meets a new girl at a local lunch counter. Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Although the film says it's "introducing" Faye Wong, her first film role was actually in "Beyond's Diary". See more »
The woman in the blonde wig had no apparent opportunity to get the beeper number except from Cop 223 himself the night before, and he wouldn't have started to abandon his beeper as useless if he had just given someone new the number. See more »
[to new bar of soap]
You mustn't let yourself go. You've gained weight so fast. She may have gone but life goes on. You must stop indulging yourself.
[to new towel]
You're a real disappointment to me. You've changed so much. You can't just switch personality like this. Her walking out is no excuse.
[as it drips]
It was such a relief when I saw it crying. It may look different, but it's still true to itself. It's still an emotionally charged towel.
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Hmm. I just saw this on tv. Before it started they called it "Hong Kong's Pulp Fiction" and warned the audience for violent scenes. I have no idea why they did that because this was not the action flick I expected, instead I got a romantic film which still kept me interested. Hell, I might even say it touched me a little.
It starts rather uninteresting, the first part being the "thriller" ingredience of this movie, but it got better when we got to meet the first of the lovesick cops. I really liked all the characters except the girl with the wig who just looked stupid and faceless with her big sunglasses on all the time.
Sure some of the shaky camerawork and excessive use of the strob effect were a bit annoying, but the director's playfulness pays off as we get some really cool and original shots as well.
In the end though this movie actually made me feel something and I think you should see it.
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