Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Forgotten Movie: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

One of the best romantic movies and best soundtracks IMHO. The description is mostly from IMDB. The plot is simple but the presentation is not.

Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Chui Wai Leung) is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At the same time, Su Li-zhen, (Maggie Cheung) a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in. Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends since both of their spouses travel. They have everything in common from love of  noodle shops to martial arts. T

hey are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair.

Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates, Directed by Kar Wai Wong these two are so beautiful. the movie so soulfully perfect, the soundtrack such a miracle and the era so perfectly captured. If you have an ounce of romanticism in you, you will love this one.


George said...

I haven't seen IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE but I've heard about it. Time to find a copy and watch it!

Margot Kinberg said...

Patti - I also have to admit I've not seen this one. It definitely sounds worth hunting down a copy.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Hauntingly romantic.

Todd Mason said...

To say the least. Perhaps the most beautiful of his films I've seen so far, and that's a race.