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In the Mood for Love -- A man and a woman move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of extra-marital activities.

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Director:
Writer:
Kar Wai Wong (written by)
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Release Date:
29 September 2000 (Hong Kong) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Feel the heat, keep the feeling burning, let the sensation explode.
Plot:
Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 47 wins & 29 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The most disarming romance ever filmed. See more (336 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Maggie Cheung ... Su Li-zhen - Mrs. Chan

Tony Chiu Wai Leung ... Chow Mo-wan
Ping Lam Siu ... Ah Ping
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ... Man living in Mr. Koo's apartment
Rebecca Pan ... Mrs. Suen
Kelly Lai Chen ... Mr. Ho (as Lai Chen)
Man-Lei Chan ... Mr. Koo
Szu-Ying Chien ... Amah (as Tsi-Ang Chin)
Roy Cheung ... Mr. Chan (voice)
Paulyn Sun ... Mrs. Chow (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po-chun Chow
Kam-wah Koo
Hsien Yu
Julien Carbon ... French tourist (uncredited)
Laurent Courtiaud ... French reporter (uncredited)
Charles de Gaulle ... Himself (1966 visit to Cambodia) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Kar Wai Wong 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kar Wai Wong  written by

Produced by
Ye-cheng Chan .... executive producer
William Chang .... associate producer
Gilles Ciment .... co-executive producer
Jacky Pang Yee Wah .... associate producer (as Jacky Pang Yee-Wah)
Kar Wai Wong .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Galasso  (as Mike Galasso)
Shigeru Umebayashi 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
Pung-Leung Kwan 
Ping Bin Lee  (as Mark Lee Ping-bin)
 
Film Editing by
William Chang 
 
Production Design by
William Chang 
 
Costume Design by
William Chang 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Johnnie Kong .... assistant director
Ken Siu .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ping Lam Siu .... property master
 
Other crew
Tony Rayns .... subtitler: english
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fa yeung nin wa" - Hong Kong (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language
Runtime:
98 min | Poland:94 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Maggie Cheung wears a different cheong-san dress in each scene. There were 46 in all, though not all made it to the final cut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At around 10:00, while they are using the rice cooker that Mr. Chan brought from his trip, Mrs. Chan's newspaper is inconsistently open/closed between shotsSee more »
Quotes:
Chow Mo-wan:Feelings can creep up just like that. I thought I was in control.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in DVD (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
Yumeji's ThemeSee more »

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110 out of 126 people found the following review useful.
The most disarming romance ever filmed., 29 November 2004
Author: OttoVonB from Switzerland

In 60s Hong Kong, a man and woman move in the same day into adjacent apartments with their respective spouses. Soon they suspect their ever absent spouses of having an affair with one-another. A strange bond emerges between the man and woman as they cope with their sadness by taking turns playing each other's spouse, before a more complex bond emerges...

No summary can do it justice, for Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai's "In the Mood for Love" is nothing short of a miracle. A story about sadness that manages to be touching and at times funny. A romance that never feels forced or fake. No doubt the director's method has a lot to do with that.

Directed from an inexistent screenplay (though the concept largely flows from a Japanese short story) to favor improvisation, the film is immediately set apart by the freshness of it's performances. All the film revolves around that and the rest is pure enhancement. At the core of the film are two characters that will ease into your heart and stay there long after the end credits roll: Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung are simply amazing and no language barrier undermines a single fragment of immediacy and truth they display. The additional material is also top-notch: the films is magnificent to behold (in part lensed by "Hero"'s Christopher Doyle) and the music is heartbreaking.

This is something everybody must see, if only because it is by far the most heartfelt, mature and authentic "love story" out there. Unmissable.

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