Chinese Box (1998)

Chinese Box
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 49mins.
Genres Drama, Romance
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Wayne Wang From Story n/a 120870 4000005
Andrew Loo Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Paul Theroux From Story n/a 120870 4000004
Jean-Claude Carriere From Story n/a 120870 4000003
Larry Gross Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Jean-Claude Carriere Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jo Jo Hui Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Vilko Filac Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Shirley Chan Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Drew Kunin Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Chris Wong Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Graeme Revell Music n/a 120781 8000001
Christopher Doyle Cinematographer 2nd unit cinematography 402 6000002
Misako Shimizu Editor n/a 172 7000001
Francey Grace Associate Producer n/a 171 3000009
Jessinta Liu Co-Producer n/a 170 3000008
Jared Harris Actor n/a 1 1000006
Wayne Wang Director n/a 2 2000001
Michael Hui Actor Chang 1 1000005
Maggie Cheung Actor Jean 1 1000004
Jeremy Irons Actor John 1 1000002
Ruben Blades Actor Jim 1 1000003
Lydia Pilcher Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jean-Louis Piel Producer n/a 3 3000002
Reinhard Brundig Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Heidi Levitt Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Jean Labadie Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Akinori Inaba Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Michiyo Yoshizaki Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Gong Li Actor Vivian 1 1000001
Synopsis
John, a Hong Kong-based British financial reporter has long held a torch for the bar owner Vivian, a former "hostess" from mainland China. She is already romantically linked to a fast-rising businessman Chang who set her up with a bar but is reluctant to marry her given her shady past. John has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia and his love for Vivian becomes desperate. Vivian gradually becomes interested in John, given Chang's lack of commitment. John, meanwhile, has been wandering the streets of Hong Kong with a video camera, documenting its street life during the final days of Hong Kong's British occupation. He meets a street hustler named Jean who tells the story of falling in love with a priviledged British youth whose father's firm had strict rules about romancing local girls. When the boy was stopped from seeing her, she attempted suicide.