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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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Director:
Writer:
Kar-wai Wong (written by)
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Release Date:
9 March 2001 (USA) 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 51 wins & 34 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
what a poetic way to make a film.... See more (344 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  (as Kar Wai Wong)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kar-wai Wong  written by (as Kar Wai Wong)

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 (as Kar Wai Wong)
 
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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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language
Runtime:
98 min | Poland:94 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Filming was shifted from Beijing to Macau after Chinese authorities demanded to see the completed script. The director never uses scripts.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 shots.See more »
Quotes:
Chow Mo-wan:In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn't want to share... you know what they did?
Ah Ping:Have no idea.
Chow Mo-wan:They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever.
Ah Ping:What a pain! I'd just go to get laid.
Chow Mo-wan:Not everyone's like you.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cinema Goes to Dinner (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Aquellos Ojos VerdesSee more »

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70 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
what a poetic way to make a film...., 2 September 2004
Author: lilaqueen from Turkey

When I fist watched the movie, I said to myself, "so a film can be made like this." Wong Kar Wai's gorgeous poetic love story captured me throughout and even after the film. I must admit this is one of the best love movies, maybe the best of all, I have ever watched. The content and the form overlaps perfectly. As watching the secret love we see the characters in bounded frames that limits their movements as well as their feelings. Beautiful camera angles and the lighting makes the feelings and the blues even touchable. I want to congratulate Christopher Doyle and Pin Bing Lee for their fantastic cinematography which creates the mood for love. Also the music defines the sadness of the love which plays along the beautiful slow motion frames and shows the characters in despairing moods. And of course the performances of the actors which makes the love so real. Eventually, all the elements in the film combined in a perfect way under the direction of WKW and give the audience the feeling called love.

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