• Publication date: March 7, 2012

Chinese Box

The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Program data

Duration: 95

Production Year: 1997

MBC Max:

March 14, 2012 06:15 (KSA) ~ March 14, 2012 05:15 (CLT)

John is an English photojournalist who has spent over a decade in Hong Kong; his friend Jim often crashes in his cramped apartment.

John's unrequited love is Vivian whom he aches for but has not the nerve to possess.

Concurrent with England's transfer of Hong Kong back to the Chinese, John discovers that he has a rare form of leukemia and has only months to live.

So John, Jim, and the disfigured proto-hippy Jean grab a digital video camera and prowl the streets, seeking to document the "real" Hong Kong one last time.

Starring:

  • Jeremy Irons
  • Gong Li
  • Maggie Cheung
  • Ruben Blades

Directed by: Wayne Wang

Rating: R for language and some sexual conten