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In the Mood for Love (2000)
"Fa yeung nin wa" (original title)

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A man and a woman move in to neighboring Hong Kong apartments and form a bond when they both suspect their spouses of extramarital activities.

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Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung ...
Man living in Mr. Koo's apartment
Rebecca Pan ...
Mrs. Suen
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Man-Lei Chan ...
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Roy Cheung ...
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Paulyn Sun ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Po-chun Chow
Kam-wah Koo
Hsien Yu
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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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Feel the heat, keep the feeling burning, let the sensation explode.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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29 September 2000 (Hong Kong)  »

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$113,280 (USA) (2 February 2001)

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ESP 125,406,499 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Filming was shifted from Beijing to Macau after Chinese authorities demanded to see the completed script. The director never uses scripts. See more »

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Before Su Li-zhen bestowed her landlady with a electric rice cooker, there already was one sitting on the kitchen counter in an earlier scene. See more »

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Caption: It is a restless moment. She has kept her head lowered... to give him a chance to come closer. But he could not, for lack of courage. She turns and walks away.
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what a poetic way to make a film....
2 September 2004 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

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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