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In the Mood for Love ()

Fa yeung nin wah (original title)
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Two neighbors 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.

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  • Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 46 wins & 50 nominations.
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Su Li-zhen - Mrs. Chan
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Chow Mo-wan (as Tony Chiu Wai Leung)
Siu Ping-Lam ...
Ah Ping (as Ping-Lam Siu)
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Man living in Mr. Koo's apartment (as Tung Joe Cheung)
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Mrs. Suen
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Mr. Ho (as Lai Chen)
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Mr. Koo
Kam-Wah Koo
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Amah (as Tsi-Ang Chin)
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Mrs. Chow (voice) (as Jia-Jun Sun)
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Mr. Chan (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po-chun Chow
Hsien Yu
Julien Carbon ...
French tourist (uncredited)
Laurent Courtiaud ...
French reporter (uncredited)
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Self (1966 visit to Cambodia) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Kar-Wai Wong

Written by

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Kar-Wai Wong ... (written by)

Produced by

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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

Music by

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Michael Galasso
Shigeru Umebayashi

Cinematography by

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Christopher Doyle
Pun-Leung Kwan
Ping Bin Lee ... (as Mark Lee Ping-bin)

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William Chang ... (as William Suk-Ping Chang)

Production Design by

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William Chang ... (as William Suk-Ping Chang)

Art Direction by

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Lim Chung Man

Costume Design by

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William Chang

Production Management

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Parichart Khumrod ... production manager
Rattana Pulsawan ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Johnnie Kong ... assistant director
Ken Siu ... assistant director

Art Department

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Ching-Geng Chan ... props
Fung-San Lui ... assistant art director
Siu Ping-Lam ... props
Geng-Wah Tang ... props
Chi-On Wong ... property master

Sound Department

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Li Chi Kuo ... sound
Shiang-Chu Tang ... sound

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Chi-Ming Wong ... gaffer

Location Management

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Satt Thepsawad ... assistant location manager

Additional Crew

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Samerjai Bhoukird ... production assistant
William Lim Heong ... production coordinator
Tony Rayns ... subtitler: english
Jack Turner ... acquisitions executive
Norman Wang ... publicist

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Yi-chang Liu ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At the same time, Su Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in to the crowded building. With their spouses often away, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends. They have everything in common from noodle shops to martial arts. Soon, they are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair. Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Feel the heat, keep the feeling burning, let the sensation explode. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Beijing Summer (Hong Kong, English title)
  • Faajoeng ninwaa (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
  • Huayang nianhua (Hong Kong, Mandarin title)
  • In the Mood for Love (Hong Kong, English title)
  • 花樣年華 (Hong Kong, Cantonese title)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $13,834,044

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director Kar-Wai Wong was shooting the ending and editing the film a little over a week before its debut at Cannes. See more »
Goofs When Mr. Chow is waiting with Mrs. Chan for the rain to stop, he is suddenly completely dry despite running through the rain only moments earlier. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Mission: Impossible II/Running Free/Passion of Mind/Big Momma's House (2000). See more »
Soundtracks Yumeji's Theme See more »
Quotes Caption: He remembers those vanished years. As though looking through a dusty window pane, the past is something he could see, but not touch. And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.
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