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Chinese Box DVD 1997 Az utolsó éjszaka Hong kongban / Directed by Wayne Wang / Starring: Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

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Chinese Box DVD 1997 Az utolsó éjszaka Hong kongban / Directed by Wayne Wang / Starring: Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

UPC 5999554700670

REGION 2 PAL DVD

MADE IN HUNGARY

AUDIO: English 5.1

SUBTITLES: Hungarian, Romanian

Total Runtime: 99 minutes

 

English Summary:

The movie unfolds at least nine different stories on very different levels.

First, there is John as a reporter, trying to capture interesting scenes on the streets of Hong Kong, persuading himself his work gives his life a tangible meaning.

Second, there is Vivian who is looking to find a balance in life, trying to escape from the underground she once was a part of and forget about her past, but is hindered in her attempts by prejudices that go back thousands of years in the Chinese society (including Hong Kong).

Third, there is Vivian (still), with a chance to discard most of her problems by simply marrying John and moving to England with him. Even though she is tempted to do so, she knows this would just be running away from the core of the problem and could not be a long-term solution, mostly because of their different cultural backgrounds and maybe even because of a subtle uncertainty regarding John's ex-wife and former life.

Fourth, there is Jean, with her own story and with a typical Hong Kong here-today-who-knows-where-tomorrow attitude - living the moment, enjoying and suffering at the same time, embodying a perfect reflection of modern life, especially so easily seen in Hong Kong in the late 1990s. She understands all of the different kinds of hardships that come in life and, with her face somewhat disfigured, is marked more intensely than most, but also knows where to draw the line in selling herself. John tries to help her, but does that in a dishonest way, which disappoints her tremendously. According to a note in film's credits, Jean's story was inspired by a short story by the American-British author Rachel Ingalls.

 

Hungarian Summary:

A történet Hong Kongban játszódik, az átadás előtti pár hónapban. Az angol közgazdász-újságíró John Spencer reménytelenül szerelmes az anyaországból származó, luxusprostituált Vivianbe, aki a történet kezdetén futtatójával, Changgel él együtt. Hiába szeretne hozzámenni, a férfi számára múltja miatt alkalmatlan feleség. Mikor Johnról kiderül, hogy leukémiás és legfeljebb fél éve van hátra, betegségét eltitkolja, és elkezdi a hanyatló Hong Kongot filmezni. Egy véletlen folytán rájön Vivian titkára, megismerkedik egy különös lánnyal, beköltözik hozzá egy barátja, és mikor mégis kitudódik, hogy beteg, Viviannel még eltölt pár szép napot.

 

Cast / Szereplők:

  • Jeremy Irons - John Spencer
  • Gong Li - Vivian
  • Maggie Cheung - Jean
  • Michael Hui - Chang
  • Rubén Blades - Jim
  • Jared Harris - William
  • Chaplin Chang - Homeless Man
  • Noel Rands - John's Friend at New Year's Party
  • Emma Lucia - Amanda Everheart
  • Ken Bennett - Rick
  • Russell Cawthorne - New Year's Party MC
  • Emotion Cheung - William Wong
  • Harvey Stockwin - Weeks
  • Jonathan Midgley - Jonathan
  • Bruce Walker - Bruce
  • Angelica Lofgren - Baby-Lin
  • Dr. Julian Chang - Dr. Chang
  • Jian Rui Chao - Businessman #1
  • Wai Sing Chau - Businessman #2
  • Hung Lo - Businessman #3
  • Shirley Hung - Girlfriend #1
  • Michelle Yeung - Girlfriend #2
  • Alex Ng - Drunk karaoke singer
  • Chiu Wah Lee - Minibus passenger
  • Maria Cordero - Mamasan
  • Pao Fong - Godfather
  • Hui Fan - Godfather's wife
  • Lam Man Cheung - Wedding photographer
  • Lee Siu-kei - Gangster #1
  • Leung Chi On - Gangster #2
  • Tse Yuen Fat - Gangster #3
  • Roderick Lee - Manhattan Club bouncer
  • Hui Li - Black Moon hostess
  • Maria St. Lynne - Black Moon hostess
  • Josie Ho - Lilly

 

Directed by Wayne Wang
Produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher
Jean-Louis Piel
Wayne Wang
Written by Jean-Claude Carrière
Larry Gross
Paul Theroux
Wayne Wang
Starring
  • Jeremy Irons
  • Gong Li
  • Maggie Cheung
  • Michael Hui
  • Rubén Blades
Music by Graeme Revell
Cinematography Vilko Filac
Edited by Christopher Tellefsen
Distributed by Trimark Pictures
Release date
  • September 4, 1997
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States

 

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