Fa yeung nin wa   2000   Hong Kong In the Mood for Love
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Director:Kar Wai Wong
Studio:Block 2 Pictures
Writer:Kar Wai Wong
IMDb Rating:8.1 (30,587 votes)
Awards:Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 31 wins & 23 nominations
Genre:Drama
Duration:98 min
Languages:Cantonese
IMDb:0118694
Amazon:B000065R29
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Kar Wai Wong  ...  (Director)
Kar Wai Wong  ...  (Writer)
 
Maggie Cheung  ...  Su Li-zhen - Mrs. Chan
Tony Leung Chiu Wai  ...  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
Tsi-Ang Chin  ...  Amah
Roy Cheung  ...  Mr. Chan (voice)
Paulyn Sun  ...  Mrs. Chow (voice)
Po-chun Chow  ...  
Kam-wah Koo  ...  
Christopher Doyle  ...  Cinematographer
Pin Bing Lee  ...  Cinematographer
Pung-Leung Kwan  ...  Cinematographer
Hsien Yu  ...  
Ping Bin Lee  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Self-indulgence has never been this beautiful.

Summary: Winner of numerous awards including Best Actor at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, In the Mood for Love confirmed that Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is a major figure in world cinema. As passionate as it is politely discreet, his film takes place in 1962 Hong Kong, where neighboring apartment dwellers Mr. Chow (Tony Leung) and Mrs. Chan (Maggie Cheung) discover that their oft-absent spouses are having an affair. This realization parallels their own mutual attraction, but fidelity and decency ensure that their intimate bond remains unspoken though deeply understood. With a stealthy, eavesdropping camera style and a screenplay created through spontaneous on-set inspiration, Wong Kar-wai crafts an intricate, finely tuned platonic romance, enhancing its ambience with a kaleidoscope of color (most notably in Cheung's dazzling wardrobe of cheongsam dresses) and careful attention to character detail. Deservedly placed on many critics' top 10 lists, this elegant film should not be missed. --Jeff Shannon


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