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In the Mood for Love

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Original title
Fa yeung nin wa (In the Mood for Love)
Running time
95 min.
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Wong Kar-Wai
Michael Galasso
Christopher Doyle, Mark Lee Ping-Bin
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Co-production Hong Kong-France; Block 2 Pictures / Paradis Films / Jet Tone Production
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. 1960s. Cult Movie
Movie Groups
Wong Kar-Wai's Love Trilogy
Synopsis / Plot
Two couples meet and live in a building mainly inhabited by the Shanghai community. The husband of one couple, Chau, meets the beautiful wife of the second couple, Li-chun. As their spouses spend a lot of time away from home at work, Chau and Li-chun become good friends, often meeting with the landlord to play games and discuss the latest gossip. As their respective partners spend more and more time away, Chau and Li-chun begin to realize that their spouses are having an affair.
2000: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Tony Leung) & Technical Grand Prize
2000. Nominated for BAFTA Awards: Best Film not in the English Language
2001: Award Cesar: Best Foreign Language Picture
2001: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Foreign Language Film
2001: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography & Best Foreign Film
2000: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2001: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Best Int. Ind. Film - Foreign Language
2001: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 3 Nom., incl. Best Foreign Language Film
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