The assassin Wong Chi-Ming gets instructions for the next job from his long-time partner. Even though the two of them never met, they act in perfect synchrony. For the woman, being the shadow of the nonchalant gangster becomes an impulse to spin the web of increasingly daring fantasies. Their story is woven into the ragged trajectory of the fate of the dumb Ho Chi Mo, who breaks into small shops at night to sell the merchandise. The man lives with his father and is constantly bumping into Charlie who is crying over her broken heart and cursing her cheating boyfriend.
The plot of the film was created as a part of the colorful "Chungking Express" puzzle, but grew into a completely different, more extravagant and hallucinogenic project. Here, the grotesque, absurdity, and Wong Kar-wai's indispensable loneliness become different, darker, but still remain a stunning visual spectacle.
Wong Kar Wai
1988 Kiedy łzy przeminą / Wong Gok ka moon / As Tears Go By
1990 Dni naszego szaleństwa / Ah Fei jing juen / Days of Being Wild
1994 Chungking Express
1995 Upadłe anioły / Duo luo tian shi / Fallen Angels
1997 Happy Together / Chun gwong cha sit
2000 Spragnieni miłości / Fa yeung nin wa / In the Mood for Love
2013 Wielki mistrz / Yi dai zong shi / The Grandmaster