Chungking Express (1994)

Wong Kar-Wai is world famous for his fractured, lovelorn fairy tales, which buzz around Hong Kong and trail after young, lonely obsessives who are strung out on unsuccessful coping strategies and searching for love in every wrong corner. This popular mini-masterpiece is actually divided into two equally significant stories, in which two city cops struggle with heartbreak and magical thinking. Similar, and also recommended, are Wong’s Fallen Angels (1995), a more complex interwoven narrative, also full of post-noir fatalism and urban melancholy, and Happy Together (1997), a doomed gay romance playing itself out in the hothouse of a Buenos Aires flop-joint. Subtitled.

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