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In the Mood for Love (2000)

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Original title: Fa yeung nin wa

Release Date
 USA: Feb 26, 2001
 UK: 27 Oct 2000
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 22, 2002
 R2: 29 Oct 2001

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language.

Running Time
1 hour, 38 minutes

Country Hong Kong | France

Production Companies
Block 2 Pictures, Jet Tone Production, Paradis Films

Studio USA Films

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Other Titles
• In the Mood for Love (2000)
• Fa yeung nin wa (2000)
• Hua yang nian hua
• Beijing Summer
• Flower Like Years
• more

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Genre: Drama, Experimental, Love

Tagline: Feel the heat, keep the feeling burning, let the sensation explode.

Plot: Hong Kong 1962, Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu-Wai), a journalist, rents a room from Mr. Koo. He will live there with his wife, a hotel receptionist. It's sheer coincidence that he moves in the same day that Su Lizhen (Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk) moves in next door, at Mrs. Suen's place. Lizhen works as a secretary to Mr. Ho (Lai Chin), the boss of a shipping company. It's also a coincidence that both of them are moving in without help from their spouses. Chow's wife is working her shift at the hotel at the time of the move. Lizhen's husband, Mr Chan, is away on a business trip; he works for a Japanese company, and is often abroad. Despite having convivial and neighbourly landlords, Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan often find themselves alone and lonely in their respective rooms.

Neither of them ever finds out how it began, but Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan discover that their respective spouses are having an affair. The discovery shocks both of them. Chow, feeling hurt and wishing to understand how the affair happened, begins finding excuses to spend time with Mrs. Chan. They begin rehearsing what they will say to their spouses when they confront them with what they know. Then Mr. Chow invites Mrs. Chan to help him with a martial-arts series that he is writing for the newspaper. Their meetings are

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 Directed by
Kar Wai Wong
2046, Chungking Express, Fallen Angels
 Written by
Kar Wai Wong
Meng gui cha guan, Choi wan kuk, E nan
Maggie Cheung
Hero, 2046, The True Story of Ah Fei
Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Hero, 2046, Chungking Express
Ping Lam Siu
2046, White Wall
Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung
Double Dragon, Infernal Affairs II, Tian mi mi
Rebecca Pan
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Man-Lei Chan
Fallen Angels, Fireline, San chat bye mooi 2
 Music By
Michael Galasso
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Shigeru Umebayashi
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