‘Your Wife’s a Nigger, Eh?’

In Chungking Express (1994), a busty Chinese barkeep in a curve-hugging mini-dress and a strawberry blonde wig clanks a coin into a glittering Wurlitzer jukebox stationed a few feet from the bar.

Moments later, the rock-steady reggae of Dennis Brown’s “Things in Life” begins to churn.

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