Chungking Express

Chung Hing sam Iam | 重慶森林

103 mins
8.8 / 10 (44169)


In Hong Kong, two lovelorn officers find themselves attracted to very different women: Cop 223 has broken up with his girlfriend of five years and is now drawn to a mysterious woman with a blonde wig. When Cop 663’s Ex drops his keys off at a local cafe, a new girl at the lunch counter rivets him.

MUBI's take

Shot in just 23 days while making Ashes of Time, Wong Kar Wai’s international breakthrough remains among the most beloved of his pictures. From Brigitte Lin, iconic in bleached wig and shades to Faye Wong’s California dreams, it blushes with reasons to fall for its hurtling, newly restored charms.