Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung, Rebecca Pan, Kelly Lai Chen
Wong Kar-wai (Director), Wong Kar-wai (Screenplay)
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.
After a series of small encounters, they realise their spouses are actually cheating on them with one another.
I've generally been pleased with all the Kar-wai films I've seen so far (The Grandmaster is the closest I've seen to a dud and even then it's still fairly good), so of course I had high expectations for this, which rather predictably involves another romantic story given Kar-wai's eye for detail and subtlety.
They share an appreciation for noodles and serial dramas... and they share a pair of unfaithful spouses. Unlike so many of the people they know though, Chow and Su Li-zhen are respectful and restrained people.