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Chung Hing sam lam
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Release Date:
8 March 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If my memory of her has an expiration date, let it be 10,000 years...
Plot:
Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
9 wins & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
i don't want anyone watch this because chong qing sen lin is nly mine and always will be See more (158 total) »

Cast

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Brigitte Lin ... Woman in blonde wig (as Ching-hsia Lin)

Tony Leung Chiu-Wai ... Cop 663 (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)

Faye Wong ... Faye

Takeshi Kaneshiro ... He Zhiwu, Cop 223

Valerie Chow ... Air Hostess
Jinquan Chen ... Manager of 'Midnight Express'
Lee-Na Kwan ... Richard (as Guan Lina)
Zhiming Huang ... Man
Liang Zhen ... The 2nd May
Songshen Zuo ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thom Baker ... Drug Dealer (uncredited)

Vickie Eng ... Bar Maid (uncredited)

Lynne Langdon ... Complaining Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
Kar-Wai Wong  (as Kar Wai Wong)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kar-Wai Wong  (as Kar Wai Wong)

Produced by
Pui-Wah Chan .... executive producer
Yi-kan Chan .... producer
Jeffrey Lau .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frankie Chan  (as Fan-Kei Chan)
Michael Galasso 
Roel A. García 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
Wai-Keung Lau 
 
Film Editing by
William Chang 
Kit-Wai Kai 
Chi-Leung Kwong 
 
Production Design by
William Chang 
 
Art Direction by
Wai Ming Yau 
 
Costume Design by
William Chang 
 
Makeup Department
Lee-Na Kwan .... makeup artist (as Guan Lina)
Zhenglin Li .... hair stylist
Yuhao Wu .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Jacky Yee Wah Pang .... production supervisor (as Jacky Pang)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnnie Kong .... first assistant director
Shaoting Zeng .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Angelo Castilho .... assistant art director (as Ging-Fai Law)
Yat-Sang Pang .... assistant art director
Kwok Keung Tsui .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Tat Leung .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Weijue Deng .... special effects
Yunda Ding .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Xiaolong Cheng .... visual effects
 
Editorial Department
Joe Gawler .... video colorist
 
Music Department
Noor Jehan .... playback singer (as Nurjehan)
 
Other crew
Michel Burstein .... press attache: France
Keung Chan .... script continuity
Ye-cheng Chan .... presenter
Johnnie Kong .... production advisor
Norman Law Man .... planner
Ji-ling Ng .... caterer
Yuen-Tai Ting .... technical advisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Chung Hing sam lam" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Chung King Express" - Hong Kong (English title)
"Hong Kong Express" - Europe (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some violence, sexuality and drug content
Runtime:
102 min | Hong Kong:98 min | 102 min (international version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film's split structure came from the need to whip up the movie in short order.See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: 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 »
Quotes:
Cop663:On board every flight, there's one stewardess you long to seduce.See more »
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Soundtrack:
BaroqueSee more »

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30 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
i don't want anyone watch this because chong qing sen lin is nly mine and always will be, 12 October 2005
Author: efeolut from Turkey

Giving an 11 would be more fair to this masterpiece. Trying to get satisfied with 10 points breaks my heart as much as the stories in the film did which are based on two men suffering from love, like the other millions on the planet. The main difference between this one and other romance films is Chong qing sen ling doesn't picture eternal love, people holding hands in hands, kissing or crying and moaning in pain when it's is over. It's more about lead characters just trying to get over the pain and discovering that undying love was never that strong indeed. Talking about getting over the pain, since it's a Kar Wai Wong nobody will dare thinking a typical work.

At the first time i watched Chong qing sen ling, what hit me was director's original style in telling his stories, how he could make me feel exactly the same mood with the characters and still no tears in the whole movie. (Besides who needs tears while you can get rid of them by making some sports?) In fact if you are terribly under the influence of this film and you are dumbed by your lover too, don't be surprised when you find yourself drinking five or ten glasses of water in a row or something equally stupid as that. Because stupidity is what we are expected to do when messed with love anyway. Before, through or after the relation, it really doesn't matter, does it?

After you watch Chong qing sen ling you won't be the person you used to be. At least California Dreaming will have a special place in your heart, i guarantee that!

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