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Romantic melodrama set in the Shanghai community of Hong Kong in 1962. Newspaper editor Chow (Leung Chiu-Wai) and his wife have just moved into a new apartment across the hall from Li-zhen (Cheung) and her husband. Both their respective spouses are away from home a great deal, traveling on business, so the lonely duo begin a tentative friendship. Then Chow begins to suspect his wife is having an affair and it quickly becomes apparent that it's with Li-zhen's husband. Gorgeous to look at, melancholy in tone, if somewhat oblique. Chinese with subtitles.

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Available on Running time 98 minutes. Originally from Hong Kong.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Marriage, Period Piece: 1960s, Hong Kong, Adultery, Betrayal
Wong Kar-Wai
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Lai Chen, Siu Ping-Lam
Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping-Bin
Wong Kar-Wai
Michael Galasso, Shigeru Umabayashi
Kuo Li-chi, William Chang Suk-ping, Man Lim-chung, Alfred Yau Wai-ming, William Chang Suk-ping
Wong Kar-Wai, Paradis Film, Jet Tone Productions, Block 2 Pictures Inc., USA Films


Cannes 2000: Actor (Leung Chiu-Wai); N.Y. Film Critics 2001: Cinematog., Foreign Film.

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In the Mood for Love
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In the Mood for Love came out in 2000 and has a total running time of 98 minutes. The film is spoken in Chinese with English subtitles. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan and Lai Chen star in this film. In the Mood for Love is set in Hong Kong and it’s 1962. Chow and his wife move to a new apartment. At the same time, Su Li-zhen and her husband move into the same building. Chow and Su Li-zhen become friends and are together a lot since their spouses are always working. Eventually their friendship grows to something more. Their spouses eventually find out about the affair.