Chinese Box (1997)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

France/Japan/USA, 1997.  , NDF International, Pony Canyon, WW Productions Inc..  Story by , Wayne Wang, Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Toronto International Film Festival 1997.   Venice Film Festival 1997.  

Touching romantic triangle set against the backdrop of an ever-changing Hong Kong preparing for the Communist takeover. Jeremy Irons gives a brilliantly understated performance as a dying journalist who hasn’t gotten over his love for the beautiful .   is also marvelous as a street hustler with whom Irons finds himself getting deeply involved.

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