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In the Mood for Love


Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Kelly Lai Chen View All


Wong Kar-wai (Director), Wong Kar-wai (Screenplay) View All

Released: May 22nd, 2000
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they both donít want to be lonely in their marriage.
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I thought it looked great, but not to the level of groundbreaking all time great like I've been led to believe.
Her scolding of Maggie Cheung for allowing her husband to forever stay away, but also because of her friendship with Tony Leung's character, something that was infrequent and not looked well upon at all during the 1960s within Hong Kong, created one of the most shocking and unexpected moments of the film, due to the brutality of her words and looks.
While I don't necessarily think it's going to become my favourite Kar-wai film in a hurry, and it's also hard not to spot instances where he repeats himself for the worse (there's at least one scene that struck me as a less impressive variation on a rather powerful scene from Happy Together), In the Mood for Love is still a solid film.
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