“Chungking” in the title refers to Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, where Wong grew up in the 1960s. “Express” refers to the food stand Midnight Express, located in Lan Kwai Fong, an area in Central, Hong Kong.
Also Know, how long is Chungking Express? 1h 42m
Thereof, what is the film Chungking Express all about?
Every day, Cop 223 (Takeshi Kaneshiro) buys a can of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1, symbolizing the day he’ll get over his lost love. He’s also got his eye on a mysterious woman in a blond wig (Brigitte Lin), oblivious of the fact she’s a drug dealer. Cop 663 (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) is distraught with heartbreak over a breakup. But when his ex drops a spare set of his keys at a local cafe, a waitress (Faye Wong) lets herself into his apartment and spruces up his life.
What does Chungking mean?
Noun. 1. Chungking – a city in south-central China on the Chang Jiang; a commercial center for western China. Chongqing. Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People’s Republic of China, PRC, Red China – a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world.
What language is Chungking Express in?
English Japanese Mandarin Hindi Cantonese
Why does Wong Kar Wai always wear sunglasses?
We’re on the beach and the sun is shining, so it entirely appropriate for Wong Kar-Wai to show up wearing shades. It is just that he also wears them when it is overcast, and when he is indoors, and possibly when he takes a shower.
Where was Chungking Express filmed?
Stone: Half of the film’s English title comes from Chungking Mansions, where the smuggling scenes are set. The Midnight Express snack bar was in Lan Kwai Fong, in the Central District on Hong Kong island, and so closer to where Tony Leung’s character [Cop 663, who is in the second half of the movie] lives.