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Chinese Box (1997)

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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

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Cast

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John
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Vivian
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Jean
Michael Hui ...
Chang
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Jim
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William
Chaplin Chang ...
Homeless Man
Noel Rands ...
John's Friend at New Year's Party
Emma Lucia ...
Amanda Everheart
Ken Bennett ...
Rick
Russell Cawthorne ...
New Year's Party MC
Emotion Cheung ...
William Wong
Harvey Stockwin ...
Weeks
Jonathan Midgley ...
Jonathan
Bruce Walker ...
Bruce
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Storyline

John is an English photojournalist who has spent over a decade in Hong Kong; his friend Jim often crashes in his cramped apartment. John's unrequited love is Vivian whom he aches for but has not the nerve to possess. Concurrent with England's transfer of Hong Kong back to the Chinese, John discovers that he has a rare form of leukemia and has only months to live. So John, Jim, and the disfigured proto-hippy Jean grab a digital video camera and prowl the streets, seeking to document the "real" Hong Kong one last time. Written by Fred Goodridge

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó éjszaka Hong Kong-ban  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$97,916 (USA) (17 April 1998)

Gross:

$2,195,190 (USA) (17 July 1998)
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When John and Jim stop during the motorcycle ride up the hill, the shadow of a cameraman is visible. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
John: Part of your life, you give me a moment. Me sure in spite of the past, and in spite of the future. This tick of our lifetime is one moment you love me.
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Left me feeling very Content
23 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this drama and romance movie 'Chinese Box' immensely and was Intrigued by the characters.

I can't really say what attracted me to this movie so much, but hope you enjoy.

The movie was interesting in capturing a time period that was hugely felt mostly in a region we are unfamiliar with. (most people)

OK, the women were very nice looking.

This would be a must watch for any lover of film, the director really made you get in touch with reality. Chinese Box is a film that I loved to watch and hope you like it too


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