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

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

UPC 5999544702936

REGION 0 PAL DVD (All regions)


AUDIO: English 2.0, Hungarian 2.0

SUBTITLES: Hungarian, Romanian

Total Runtime: 95 minutes


English Summary:

Chinese Box is a 1997 movie directed by Wayne Wang and starring Jeremy Irons, Gong Li, Maggie Cheung and Michael Hui.[1]

The movie is set and was made at the time of Hong Kong's handover to the People's Republic of China on June 30, 1997. The film credits Paul Theroux as a source for the story, based on themes he explores in his 1997 novel Kowloon Tong.

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.


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
  • 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
95 minutes
Country United States

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