Chungking Express + Fallen Angels

Chungking Express + Fallen Angels
Podcast: Double Feature
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Enter the world of Wong Kar-wai with Chungking Express and the spiritual successor Fallen Angels. A day and night Hong Kong pair from a dire...

Posted August 6, 2021
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Enter the world of Wong Kar-wai with Chungking Express and the spiritual successor Fallen Angels. A day and night Hong Kong pair from a director who should have been on Double Feature a long time ago.

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Chungking Express

Chungking Express


Released: July 14, 1994
Runtime: 102 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Wong Kar-wai
Writer: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Faye Wong

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

Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels


Released: September 6, 1995
Runtime: 99 min | IMDB | Wikipedia

Director: Wong Kar-wai
Writer: Wong Kar-wai
Starring: Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Takeshi Kaneshiro

In this bifurcated crime narrative, a disillusioned hitman attempts to escape from his violent lifestyle against the wishes of his partner, who is infatuated with him, and an eccentric mute repeatedly encounters, then subsequently falls for a depressed woman looking for the prostitute who supposedly stole her ex-boyfriend's affections.

 
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