Released on April 17 of 1998 in the USA, "Chinese Box" is a Drama/Romance film directed by Wayne Wang . Jeremy Irons and Li Gong are starring, alongside Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui, Rubén Blades and Jared Harris.
Who is the director of "Chinese Box":
Chinese Box was directed by Wayne Wang, a director, producer, writer, and actor.
Before Chinese Box, Wayne Wang had directed Blue in the Face, released in 1995, Smoke (1995), The Joy Luck Club (1993), Life Is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989), Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989), and Slam Dance (1987). Since, he directed Anywhere But Here, released in 1999, Maid in Manhattan (2002), Because of Winn-Dixie (2005), Last Holiday (2006), A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007), and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011).
When was "Chinese Box" released:
Chinese Box was first released on Friday, April 17, 1998, in the United States. Also released on this day were Suicide Kings (dir. Peter O'Fallon), Claudine's Return (dir. Antonio Tibaldi), Coventry (dir. J.T. Foster), Evil Streets, and Homegrown (dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal). This was twenty-one (21) years ago.
It has been released on Tuesday, September 09, 1997 in Canada; Wednesday, November 19, 1997 in France; Thursday, July 02, 1998 in Germany; Thursday, September 04, 1997 in Italy; Friday, April 03, 1998 in Spain; Thursday, February 18, 1999 in Australia and on Saturday, February 07, 1998 in Japan.
What is the cast of "Chinese Box":
At the casting of Chinese Box we find Jeremy Irons, previously seen in Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995) and The Lion King (1994); Li Gong (Tang Bohu dian Qiuxiang (1993), Haomen yeyan (1991)); Maggie Cheung (Song jia huang chao (1997), Irma Vep (1996)) [ more... ]
- Li Gong, Maggie Cheung and Michael Hui also worked together in Haomen yeyan, released in 1991.
- Li Gong and Maggie Cheung also worked together in 2046, released in 2004.
What is the Storyline of "Chinese Box":
The movie unfolds at least nine different stories on very different levels. First, there is John as a reporter, trying to capture the interesting things in daily life of Hong Kong and persuading himself that in this way he gives his life a meaning.
Second, there is Vivian, who is trying to find a balance in life, trying to escape from the underground and forget about her past, but is not allowed to do so because of the prejudices that go back thousands of years in the Chinese society (including Hong [...]
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