Film: Chungking Express [Cung Hing sam lam 重慶森林]
Director: Wong Kar-wai 王家衛
Performers: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Brigitte Lin, Tony Leung, Faye Wong
Breed featured: Beagle (brief)
Production information: Jet Tone Productions, 1994 (Hong Kong)
Cop 223 had been collecting cans of pineapple with an expiration date of May 1st, 1994 — thirty days from the date that his girlfriend left him. She loved canned pineapples, and he was sure that she would return to him by the time his stash expired. When the thirty days pass and she does not return, Cop 223 hunkers down to consume all thirty cans… with no help from his dog.
Cop 223: “Come on, try it!”
Beagle: *shies away from proffered piece of pineapple*
Cop 223 [voiceover]: Everyone says dogs are man’s best friend. So how come mine won’t share my grief?
Obviously the dog knows better than to take whatever’s offered… which is more than can be said for our naive, lovelorn, pathetic protagonist.