Just noticed my initial response, and I must say that after a second viewing I liked the film more. I also watched it with a friend who was completely new to Wong, and he absolutely loved it. And another friend from Peru whom I borrowed it, also said he liked it. Seems like a crowd pleaser.
My favorite scenes are the playful exchanges of passion between Tony Leung and his stewardess in his appartment, as well as Brigitte Lin's discovery of the bar-owner having something going on with the waitress, while the jukebox keeps playing that gorgeous tune.
And Kaneshiro chasing a gangster at the beginning...
Doyle's camera is simply breathtaking.
One of my favorites from `94, because of its simplicity and honesty in depicting emotions through a tragicomical set-up.
But I think I still prefer Fallen Angels
Some time ago I gave my copy away to a friend for her birthday. Hmm, I'd like to see both again sometime.