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Chinese Box is a 1997 film starring Gong Li, Jeremy Irons and Maggie Cheung, which takes place during the Chinese takeover in Hong Kong.


  • Airplane of Love: Near the end of the film with Vivian and John, just when John's disease takes its toll on his body.
  • Driven to Suicide: During the beginning of the film, a student activist upset about the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong has led him to commit suicide in public during a New Year's party.
  • Groin Attack: John and Chang watch a video on a projector about Jean telling the story of her past. In it, she mentions that she met with a cop who wants to have sex with her, but instead gets his penis chopped off.
  • New Year Has Come: During the beginning of the film.
  • Scars are Forever: Jean.