Chung King Express (Chung Hing Sam lam)


Chunking Express

Everyday we brush past

so many other people.

Everyday we brush past

so many other people.

People we may never meet...

or people who may become close friends.

I'm a cop, No. 223.

My name's He Qiwu.


This was the closest we ever got.

Just 0.01 of a centimeter between us.

But 57 hours later...

I fell in love with this woman.

Mrs. Chen? This is Qiwu.

Don't fetch May,

it's you I'm calling!

It's been a while, how are you?

I'm okay.

Yes, give May time to get over it.

I'm sure she'll call me when she's ready.

Please don't tell her I called.

You're going to a movie?

I won't keep you. Is Mr. Chen there?

Mr. Chen? This is Qiwu.

No, don't call May!

How's your cough?

You're going to the movie with your wife?

I won't keep you then.

Don't tell May I called!

Is her sister there?

No? Pass on my regards.

We all have our habits.

Mine is to wait here for May after work.

The boss here says May looks like

a Japanese star.

She and I just split up.

May wishes I were more like

a Japanese star myself.

Message for account 386?

The code was "I love you forever".

Call Ming? You mean May?

How do you spell it?

M-l-N-G or M-A-Y?

Sure there's no mistake?

Don't you know English?


I guess May asked you to call.

Tell her not to worry, I'm fine.

I'm taking good care of myself.

She can call me anytime she wants.

You don't need to mediate.


She didn't?

So why are you paging me?


Are you heartbroken again?

Then why go jogging?

A race?

You're crazy!

Jogging is something private,

not something you do with an audience.

Forget it!

We're all unlucky in love sometimes.

When I am, I go jogging.

The body loses water when you jog...

so you have none left for tears.

Me, shed tears?

May always thought of me as "Mr. Cool".

Still no go with your girlfriend?

It's been a month!

Get another!

How about May here?

She's not bad.


She's off early tonight.

Give it a go.

She fancies you.

Not tonight, I have a date.

You look terrible.

I'm not sleeping.

Are you sure you wanna do it?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Give me your passports.



Okay. Next. Come on!

Hey, you!

You! Sit down!

Is this okay?

A bigger one, but nothing fancy.

Wait! Put it down!

I say...

put it down.

Don't touch!

Give them some beers.

How much?

When I spent the night with May...

so her parents wouldn't find out...

I'd climb down from the balcony.

Will I ever get to do that again?

- How much?

- 2,500 Dollars

Later, okay?

What are you doing?


Wait! You two, come here

Carry this. Follow me.

Go check.

How many?

Benny, come

He's not here.

Do you know where he is?

No, but he left this for you.

The date on the can tells me...

that I don't have much time left.

If I don't find those Indians...

I'll be in deep trouble.

Why the raincoat?

I think it will rain.

Somehow I've become very cautious.

When I put on a raincoat...

I put on sunglasses too.

Who knows when it will rain...

or when it will turn out sunny?

Any messages for account 368?

Password, please.

Undying love. No messages?

Sorry, no.

Thanks anyway.

We split up on April Fool's Day.

We split up on April Fool's Day.

So I decided to let the joke run

for a month.

Every day I buy a can of pineapple

with a sell-by date of May 1.

May loves pineapple...

and May 1 is my birthday.

If May hasn't changed her mind

by the time I've bought 30 cans...

then our love will also expire.

Sir, this can's life will expire tomorrow.

I'll get you another one.

No need.

The earliest flight tomorrow morning?

I want to make a reservation.

Just one.

Have you seen these people?


Look carefully,

they're with their kids.

Can't help you.

Excuse me.

Have you ever seen these people?




Have you seen these people?

- You really don't know

- But he's a friend of yours!

My daughter!


Hello! What do you want?

You have one hour to tell me.

Otherwise you'll never see

your daughter again.

Please, an ice cream for her.

Some men might sacrifce a kid

to save their own skin...

but he wasn't one of them.

One hour later, I set out.

Police! Freeze!

It's six months since I nabbed anyone.

But I ran into this wanted man today.

Whenever I made an arrest...

I wanted May to be the first to know.



Damn it!

It's now the end!

Any canned pineapple

that expires on May 1?

You know what day it is today?

April 30?

Right! You think we sell outdated stock?

There's still two hours to go.

Nobody would buy it!

Get a fresh one.


People like you are hung up

on freshness.

You realize what goes into a can

of pineapple?

The fruit must be grown, harvested,

sliced... and you just throw it away!

How do you think the can feels

about that?

Buddy, I only work here.

Who cares about how the cans feel?

What about how I feel?

Loading, more loading, unloading...

How I wish cans wouldn't expire!

It'd save me loads of work.

You like expired cans?

Help yourself!

As many as you like!

On the house!

Somehow everything comes

with an expiry date.

Swordfish expires.

Meat sauce expires.

Even cling-film expires.

Somehow I'm curious about that...

Is there anything in the world

which doesn't?

Do you want this?

It's expired!

Don't want it!

You sure?

I finally found my 30th can.

As May 1 begins, realization dawns.

In May's eyes... I'm no different

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