Chungking Express

I have watched this movie once. This was on .


Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal waitress at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

What a difference a day makes.

Chungking Express


I really struggled with the first act and couldn't understand what the filmmaker was trying to set up. Who is this mysterious woman trafficking drugs? Are drugs the story? Will we get a backstory or follow her situation? The story then transitioned into one of forlorn love, expired pineapples and connecting with people. I enjoyed the delicatessen/police officer storyline, which captured feelings more than a definitive narrative. The movie is filled with some spectacularly grainy cinematography, vibrant colours and California Dreaming on repeat.