Kar Kai Wong successfully experimented not only with visual expression but also with music, where one gets the impression of rivalry between the music and the dialogues. The theme song is “California Dreaming” by Mamas & Papas. It permeates the film and its sudden onsets and endings create a rhythm which organizes the structure of the storytelling and adds to the overall mood of the film. “Chungking Express” is the first film distributed by Tarantino’s Rolling Thunder Picture distribution company.
Hong Kong director Kar Kai Wong is one of the world’s most significant representatives of the auteur film. He is famous for his unique visual and highly stylistic achievements which reflect author’s personal creative view of the subject, the film and art in general. According to “Sight & Sound” film magazine, published by the British Film Institute, Kar Kai Wong is among the ten most influential directors of the modern age.