In the Mood for Love (2000)

PG   |    |  Drama, Romance


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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.


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Director:

Kar-Wai Wong

Writer:

Kar-Wai Wong

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24 February 2003 | Fong_Chun_Kin
10
| Moody Mis-en-scene
The most attractive factor that lies in this masterpiece of a film is not the beautiful lead actors. It isn't their outstanding acting and sizzling chemistry either.

To me, it is the mis-en-scene of the entire movie. The settings, the lighting, the props... all add to the mood for love between the main characters. A whiff of smoke from Chow's cigarette tells us his state of mind, the ever-changing tight-fitting cheongsams of Lizhen reflects the constraints of decision-making, the ruins of Angkor Wat ties in with the deteriorating relationship of the two leads.

The excellent use of mis-en-scene gives the film just the right amount of feel needed to flesh out the complicated nature of the characters' relationship. The film leaves the audience fruitlessly yearning for more.

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Release Date:

9 March 2001

Language

Cantonese, Shanghainese, French, Spanish


Country of Origin

Hong Kong, China

Filming Locations

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,280 4 February 2001

Gross USA:

$2,738,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,676,467

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