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In the Mood for Love

Air Date: Saturday November 14, 2009

In the Mood for Love (2000): Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At approximately the same time, Su Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in to the crowded building. With their spouses often away, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends. They have everything in common from noodle shops to martial arts. Soon, they are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair.

Directed by Wong Kar Wai

Don’t forget to visit location scout Sam Hutchin’s blog, A Scouting Life, to read about the scouting adventure that took him across America, hunting down locations for Wong Kar Wai’s English-language debut My Blueberry Nights.

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  • m. stewart

    This is one of the best movies I have ever seen and I LOVE the musical score with the film. I own this movie and I watch it alot, I dont know how I missed it when it first came out. Please show it.

  • A. M. Saunders

    A great movie! This movie came and went without any notice to me. I am grateful to Reel13.org for bringing it to my attention.
    I kept feeling like I had been given access to something private, something I shouldn’t see. The musical score was superb, Nat King Cole singing in Spanish with his smooth-cool voice and not to mention the original score which loaned itself to the feeling of tension that was superbly acted out by these two grate actors. I am glad I saw this movie tonight. Thank you Reel13 for bringing it to my attention.

  • C. Nissen

    What a lovely, haunting portrait of a relationship. The pacing and repetition of some elements added to the hypnotic atmosphere that seemed almost completely detached from the busy reality of the two character’s lives.

  • chris

    Thanks for easing my Mad Men withdrawal. The atmosphere is so rich and deep; please run it again so I can experience the whole film.

  • Thomas P.

    Astonishing; beautifully shot and utterly haunting. The score and actors are top notch. If you have ever deeply loved another, from afar, this will take you into the depths of that despair of not being able to be with the one you deeply love, even when you are with them. Bravo, REEL13 for airing this gem!

  • Ro

    I had taped this movie on my DVR and did not relize till I watched it that the very end did not tape. How does this end? Does she go with him to Singapore? I so much enjoyed the movie and I was upset I did not get the end of it.