History Film / InTheMoodForLove

15th Nov '15 2:03:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* CriterionCollection



* HongKong: That's where the story takes place, but since it's set in the early 1960s and the city has changed a lot since then, the movie had to be shot in Malaysia.
16th Jan '15 2:08:20 PM MarkLungo
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''In the Mood for Love'' (original title: 花樣年華) is a movie by Hong Kong art-house director WongKarWai, who had previously made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed ''ChungkingExpress'' in 1994. Released in 2000, it is set in the early 1960s and tells the bittersweet story of a man and a woman (played respectively by Creator/TonyLeung and MaggieCheung) who are neighbors, and whose respective spouses have an affair with each other. While they find themselves increasingly attracted to each other, they refuse to give in to their feelings out of a sense of propriety.

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''In the Mood for Love'' (original title: 花樣年華) is a movie by Hong Kong UsefulNotes/HongKong art-house director WongKarWai, Creator/WongKarWai, who had previously made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed ''ChungkingExpress'' ''Film/ChungkingExpress'' in 1994. Released in 2000, it is set in the early 1960s and tells the bittersweet story of a man and a woman (played respectively by Creator/TonyLeung and MaggieCheung) Creator/MaggieCheung) who are neighbors, and whose respective spouses have an affair with each other. While they find themselves increasingly attracted to each other, they refuse to give in to their feelings out of a sense of propriety.
12th Dec '14 2:10:26 PM TheComicScholar
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* SlowMotion: Maggie Cheung is repeatedly filmed in slow motion while walking, climbing stairs, buying dumplings, etc...

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* SlowMotion: Maggie Cheung is and Tony Leung are repeatedly filmed in slow motion while walking, climbing stairs, buying dumplings, etc...
30th Nov '14 1:19:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''In the Mood for Love'' (original title: 花樣年華) is a movie by Hong Kong art-house director WongKarWai, who had previously made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed ''ChungkingExpress'' in 1994. Released in 2000, it is set in the early 1960s and tells the bittersweet story of a man and a woman (played respectively by TonyLeung and MaggieCheung) who are neighbors, and whose respective spouses have an affair with each other. While they find themselves increasingly attracted to each other, they refuse to give in to their feelings out of a sense of propriety.

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''In the Mood for Love'' (original title: 花樣年華) is a movie by Hong Kong art-house director WongKarWai, who had previously made a name for himself with the critically acclaimed ''ChungkingExpress'' in 1994. Released in 2000, it is set in the early 1960s and tells the bittersweet story of a man and a woman (played respectively by TonyLeung Creator/TonyLeung and MaggieCheung) who are neighbors, and whose respective spouses have an affair with each other. While they find themselves increasingly attracted to each other, they refuse to give in to their feelings out of a sense of propriety.
26th Oct '14 2:28:09 PM Bezy
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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Averted. The protagonists, already close in spirit, discover that their respective spouses are having an affair with each other, yet they tacitly agree not to do likewise - although there are hints (not that there are anything ''but'' hints in this film) that they came very close.
6th Aug '14 2:29:33 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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It is the second part of an informal trilogy of films. The first, ''DaysOfBeingWild'' (1991), was (partly) about Maggie Cheung's character from this one. Tony Leung also appeared in an uncredited cameo, but it's unclear if he was playing the same character. The third film, ''2046'' (2004), is about Leung's ''In The Mood For Love'' character, with Cheung briefly appearing in flashback. Though thematically similar (as is much of Wong Kar Wai's work, which [[AuthorAppeal very often]] deals with the difficulty of finding love), the films don't have much in common story-wise. ''2046'' might spoil ''In The Mood...'' a little bit, but otherwise they're separate experiences.

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It is the second part of an informal trilogy of films. The first, ''DaysOfBeingWild'' ''Film/DaysOfBeingWild'' (1991), was (partly) about Maggie Cheung's character from this one. Tony Leung also appeared in an uncredited cameo, but it's unclear if he was playing the same character. The third film, ''2046'' (2004), is about Leung's ''In The Mood For Love'' character, with Cheung briefly appearing in flashback. Though thematically similar (as is much of Wong Kar Wai's work, which [[AuthorAppeal very often]] deals with the difficulty of finding love), the films don't have much in common story-wise. ''2046'' might spoil ''In The Mood...'' a little bit, but otherwise they're separate experiences.
6th Nov '13 12:39:06 AM Temmere
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It is the second part of an informal trilogy of films. The first, ''Days of Being Wild'' (1991), was (partly) about Maggie Cheung's character from this one. Tony Leung also appeared in an uncredited cameo, but it's unclear if he was playing the same character. The third film, ''2046'' (2004), is about Leung's ''In The Mood For Love'' character, with Cheung briefly appearing in flashback. Though thematically similar (as is much of Wong Kar Wai's work, which [[AuthorAppeal very often]] deals with the difficulty of finding love), the films don't have much in common story-wise. ''2046'' might spoil ''In The Mood...'' a little bit, but otherwise they're separate experiences.

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It is the second part of an informal trilogy of films. The first, ''Days of Being Wild'' ''DaysOfBeingWild'' (1991), was (partly) about Maggie Cheung's character from this one. Tony Leung also appeared in an uncredited cameo, but it's unclear if he was playing the same character. The third film, ''2046'' (2004), is about Leung's ''In The Mood For Love'' character, with Cheung briefly appearing in flashback. Though thematically similar (as is much of Wong Kar Wai's work, which [[AuthorAppeal very often]] deals with the difficulty of finding love), the films don't have much in common story-wise. ''2046'' might spoil ''In The Mood...'' a little bit, but otherwise they're separate experiences.
17th Oct '13 3:56:28 PM gallium
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* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Girl!]]: Well, probably no one would actually have this reaction, but it's worth noting that Chin Tsi-ang, who plays an "amah" (female servant), was one of the earliest martial arts stars in Chinese film history. She made movies back in the 1920s that, sadly, don't exist anymore. (She was also {{Sammo Hung}}'s grandmother.)
14th May '13 10:21:06 PM CaoCao
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21st Apr '13 12:19:01 AM CaoCao
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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Maggie Cheung wears a different qipao in every scene, and sometimes even within what seems to be one scene, hinting the two of them are playing out various scenarios more than once.

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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Maggie Cheung wears a different qipao {{Qipao}} in every scene, and sometimes even within what seems to be one scene, hinting the two of them are playing out various scenarios more than once.
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