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15,260 Ratings

In the Mood for Love

Fa yeung nin wa

Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong, 2000
Romance, Drama
  • Cantonese
  • English


Set in Hong Kong in the early 1960s, two neighbors, Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan, connect with one another after they begin to suspect their respective spouses are having an affair together.

Our take

Has any film been as dizzily intoxicated with the languor, the melancholy, the voluptuous romance of love and heartbreak as Wong Kar-wai’s masterpiece? Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung ache with longing, the colors and textures tremble with vibrancy, and you can’t get the music out of your head.

In the Mood for Love Directed by Wong Kar-wai

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