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Chinese Box (1998)



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As Hong Kong changes hands, a dying journalist wrestles with his hopeless love for a former prostitute. In other words, a long and tortured metaphor.more
Rating: R (For language and some sexual content)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Larry Gross, Jean-Claude Carriere
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 29, 1998


Li Gong
as Vivian
Jared Harris
as William
Chaplin Chang
as Homeless Man
Noel Rands
as John's Friend at New...
Emma Lucia
as Amanda Everheart
Russell Cawthorne
as New Year's Party MC
Emotion Cheung
as William Wong
Julian Chang
as Dr. Chang
Jian Rui Chao
as Businessman No. 1
Yue Sing Wai
as Businessman No. 2
Lo Hung
as Businessman No. 3
Shirley Hung
as Girlfriend No. 1
Michelle Yeung
as Girlfriend No. 2
Alex Ng
as Drunk Karaoke Singer
Lee Chiu Wah
as Minibus Passenger
Pao Fung
as Godfather
Hui Fan
as Godfather's Wife
Lam Man Cheung
as Wedding Photographer
Lee Siu Kai
as Gangster No. 1
Leung Chi On
as Gangster No. 2
Tse Yuen Fat
as Gangster No. 3
Lee "Rod" Roderick
as Manhattan Club Bounc...
Hui Li
as Black Moon Hostess
Maria St. Lynne
as Black Moon Hostess
Gloria Wu
as News Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Chinese Box

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (12)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | April 13, 1998
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Chinese Box

Not sure what to say about this film, as I am really not sure what the points was. Its from a list of films listed in the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, and all the other films from that list that I have seen have been great. This one is about a journalist who has leukemia and can't get over a girlfriend. He also meets a scare face women and why she was in this film is beyond me. But its during the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong in 1997, and the brits are kicked out of the country. This one just do it for me though I enjoyed the video shots of Hong Kong, Market Places. Music was good also. So 3 stars, I didn't fall a sleep.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Great metaphor.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

An intriguing movie.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

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