Chungking Express is a 1994 Hong Kong romantic crime comedy-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 obsessed by his breakup with a woman named May, and his encounter with a mysterious drug smuggler (Brigitte Lin). The second stars Tony Leung as a police officer 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).
Taiwan-raised cop He Qiwu is dumped by his girlfriend named May on 1 April. To verify her earnestness in breaking up with him, Qiwu chooses to wait for a month. Every day he buys a tin of pineapples with an expiration date of 1 May, because May enjoyed pineapples and 1 May is his birthday. Meanwhile, a woman in a blonde wig tries to survive in the drug underworld after a smuggling operation goes sour.
|award||Hong Kong Film Award for Best Film|
|editor||Kai Kit-Wai Kwong Chi-leung William Chang|
|events||breakup fleeting relationship human bonding loneliness longing romantic love Sehnsucht|
|keywords||bar owner boarding pass bottoms up club break day off dump expiration date flight attendant hotel room jog morning open police officer read set of keys sleep smuggle snack bar taiwan|
|producer||Chan Yi-kan Jeffrey Lau|
|productionCompany||Jet Tone Production|
|publisher||Ocean Shores Video|
|theme||romantic comedy romantic drama|