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Chungking Express ()

Chung Hing sam lam (original title)
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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.

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Woman in blonde wig (as Ching-hsia Lin)
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Cop 663 (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
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Faye
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He Zhiwu, Cop 223
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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)
Chung-Sing Choh ...
Man (uncredited)
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Bar Maid (uncredited)
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Complaining Customer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Kar-Wai Wong ... (as Kar Wai Wong)

Written by

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Kar-Wai Wong ... () (as Kar Wai Wong)

Produced by

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Pui-Wah Chan ... executive producer
Yi-kan Chan ... producer
Jeffrey Lau ... producer

Music by

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Frankie Chan ... (as Fan-Kei Chan)
Michael Galasso
Roel A. García

Cinematography by

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Christopher Doyle
Wai-Keung Lau

Film Editing by

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William Chang
Kit-Wai Kai
Chi-Leung Kwong

Editorial Department

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Joe Gawler ... video colorist
Stanley Wing Siu ... post-production coordinator

Production Design by

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William Chang

Art Direction by

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Wai Ming Yau

Costume Design by

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William Chang

Makeup Department

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Lee-Na Kwan ... makeup artist (as Guan Lina)
Zhenglin Li ... hair stylist
Yuhao Wu ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Jacky Yee Wah Pang ... production supervisor (as Jacky Pang)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Johnnie Kong ... first assistant director
Shaoting Zeng ... assistant director

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Angelo Castilho ... assistant art director (as Ging-Fai Law)
Yat-Sang Pang ... assistant art director
Kwok Keung Tsui ... assistant art director

Sound Department

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Tat Leung ... sound recordist
Tonino Anastasi ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Novella Marcucci ... dialogue dubbing (uncredited) / dubbing director (uncredited)
Maurizio Petroni ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

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Weijue Deng ... special effects
Yunda Ding ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Xiaolong Cheng ... visual effects

Music Department

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Noor Jehan ... playback singer (as Nurjehan)

Other crew

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Michel Burstein ... press attache: France
Keung Chan ... script continuity
Wan-Yu Chan ... story editor
Ye-cheng Chan ... presenter
Johnnie Kong ... production advisor
Norman Law Man ... planner
Ji-Ling Ng ... caterer
Siu-Ngan Ngai ... translator
Yuen-Tai Ting ... technical advisor
Claudia Catani ... voice dubbing: Faye Wong (uncredited)
Mario Cordova ... voice dubbing: Tony Leung (uncredited)
Pinella Dragani ... voice dubbing: Brigitte Lin (uncredited)
Giorgio Lopez ... voice dubbing: Chen Jinquan (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines If my memory of her has an expiration date, let it be 10,000 years... See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chungking Express (Hong Kong, English title)
  • Chongqing senlin (Hong Kong, Mandarin title)
  • Chung King Express (Hong Kong, English title)
  • Hong Kong Express (Europe, English title)
  • Chungking Express (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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  • 1.66 : 1 (director specified for Criterion release)
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Trivia Since Chungking Express was filmed in sequence or "like a road movie" as Wong Kar-Wai has said, Wong wrote each scene either the night before or in the morning of the day of filming. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Dream Person See more »
Quotes Cop663: You like noisy music?
Faye: Yes. The louder the better. Stops me from thinking.
Cop663: You don't like to think? What do you like?
Faye: Never thought about it.
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