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Arthouse flick that might not be for everyone's taste
on September 9, 2002
Chungking express has some bizarre yet interesting group of characters.
A lonely, heart-broken cop talks about pineaples, expiry dates on cans and jogging to get rid of his excess body of water so he can't shed tears. he falls in love with an attractive chinese drug smuggler who thinks about liking pineapples one day and liking something else the next.
Another lonely, heart-broken cop talks to his household items like a wet towel, for example. Some girl, who listens to california dreamin' too much and too loud, falls for him and decides to go clean his house, without his consent, and play tricks on him like flooding his apartment.
One goofy movie, but you kind of like the those people just for their eccentric behaviour. alot of beautiful imagery and very "stylish" camera work dominated by fluorescant lighting, rotating compact discs in a jukebox, and time lapse photography to give that "post-modern" attitude.
Not for everyone, but worth a look. rent it first.