Chungking Express (重慶森林) is a 1994 Hong Kong drama film written and directed by Wong Kar-wai. The film consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over his relationship with a woman. The first story stars Takeshi Kaneshiro as a cop who is obsessed with the break-up of his relationship with a woman named May and his platonic encounter with a mysterious drug smuggler (Brigitte Lin). The second stars Tony Leung as a police officer who is roused from his gloom over the loss of his flight attendant girlfriend (Valerie Chow) by the attentions of a quirky snack bar worker (Faye Wong). The film depicts a paradox in that even though the characters live in densely packed Hong Kong, they are mostly lonely and live in their own inner worlds. Wikipedia
Chungking Express is a member of the following lists: English-language films, Romantic drama films, 1994 films, Japanese-language films, Hindi-language films, Neo-noir, Film scores, Films set in Hong Kong, Hong Kong films and Mandarin-language films.
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(223 leaves the store)
He Zhiwu, Cop 223: Somehow everything comes with an expiry date. Swordfish expires. Meat sauce expires. Even cling-film expires. Is there anything in the world which doesn't?
(223 gives a can of pineapple to a passing street person. The street person looks at the can and throws it on the ground)
Street person: It's expired. Don't want it.
He Zhiwu, Cop 223: You sure?