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In the Mood for Love (2000) More at IMDbPro »Fa yeung nin wa (original title)

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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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Release Date:
9 March 2001 (USA) See more »
Feel the heat, keep the feeling burning, let the sensation explode.
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 »
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 48 wins & 33 nominations See more »
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  (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 Yee Wah Pang .... 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
Ching-Geng Chan .... props
Fung-San Lui .... assistant art director
Ping Lam Siu .... props
Geng-Wah Tang .... props
Chi-On Wong .... 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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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language
98 min | Poland:94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

During filming, Kar Wai Wong improvised often with the actors, crafting the story and mood of the film as he went along. Originally, "In the Mood for Love" was a much more obvious romance film, with the actors throwing witty dialog at each other and engaging in several scenes of love-making. Eventually, the actors and director decided to tone the mood down to the more subtle version that was released in theaters.See more »
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 shots.See more »
Chow Mo-wan:It's me. If there's an extra ticket... would you go with me?
Su Li-zhen Chan:It's me. If there's an extra ticket... would you go with me?
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Quizás, Quizás, QuizásSee more »


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44 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Moody Mis-en-scene, 24 February 2003
Author: Fong_Chun_Kin from Singapore

The most attractive factor that lies in this masterpiece of a film is not the beautiful lead actors. It isn't their outstanding acting and sizzling chemistry either.

To me, it is the mis-en-scene of the entire movie. The settings, the lighting, the props... all add to the mood for love between the main characters. A whiff of smoke from Chow's cigarette tells us his state of mind, the ever-changing tight-fitting cheongsams of Lizhen reflects the constraints of decision-making, the ruins of Angkor Wat ties in with the deteriorating relationship of the two leads.

The excellent use of mis-en-scene gives the film just the right amount of feel needed to flesh out the complicated nature of the characters' relationship. The film leaves the audience fruitlessly yearning for more.

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