Recommendation by Lemi
Into the second half of “Chungking Express,” you meet another lovelorn policeman (PC663) and an eccentric girl named Faye who works at the Midnight Express. She becomes intrigued and secretly falls in love with him as he visits for his regular order. Their friendship progresses and Faye attempts to cheer up PC663 from his break-up. One day, she sees him on the Central Mid-Level Escalators on his way to work. The long stretch of escalators and walkways see foot traffic from commuters over its 800-meter length every day. The film itself traverses several main roads from Cochrane Street to Shelley Street on the elevated platform. In an iconic still, Faye is crouched down on the conveyor—bowl of noodles in hand—staring up to PC663’s apartment from the Mid-Level Escalators. Her stark yellow shirt, pixie cut, and wide eyes are reflected onto the glass in a visually stunning frame that wasn't in the film, but used as a promotional still.
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