The Lover (1992)
The girl in the cab asks Kenji if he was the actor in the movie "The Lover"
Jean-Jacques Annaud the director of the film is interviewed about it.
DVD is shown in a video store.
Chow leans himself on the window of the car, while Stu and Phil are in, like the teen french girl does in L'amant (1992) when he falls in love with the rich chinese man, in Vietnam.
shown in its entirety
The DVD in Meilin's apartment that we see as she embraces her lover for the first time is "The Lover" and it leads to an erotic scene reminiscent of and as an homage to Jean-Jacques Annaud's work.
clip and still shown
Tony Leung spoofs his own character from this film.