In the Mood for Love | 2000

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

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Main Plot

Two neighbors 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.


  • Tony Leung Chiu-wai's character in "In the Mood for Love" is a man who forms a forbidden romantic connection with a married woman.
  • Maggie Cheung's character plays a woman who forms a bond with a man while their spouses are having an affair.
  • Siu Ping-Lam is a close friend of the main characters and provides them with emotional support and advice throughout the film.


In the Mood for Love ends with Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan parting ways, both remaining faithful to their spouses. They meet one last time in Cambodia and make a silent vow to remember their brief but intense connection. Years later, they return to their old apartment building, hoping to see each other but miss the opportunity. The film concludes with a shot of a hole in a wall, symbolizing the void left by their unfulfilled love.

Kar-Wai Wong