#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At 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. Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates.
Plot: Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and Su Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung Man Yuk) move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them.
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A Beautiful, Melancholic and Romantic Love Story
In Hong Kong, 1962, the editor Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) and his wife, and the secretary Su Li-Zhen Chan (Maggie Cheung) and her husband simultaneously move to an old building. Each couple has just rented a room in apartments on the same floor. Their wife and husband stay most of the time away from home, and Chow and Li-Zhen have the same habits: they like kung-fu stories and noodles and soap from a restaurant nearby the building. Their close contact becomes friendship and a sort of platonic and repressed love. Later they realize that their mates are having an affair, Chow falls in love with Li-Zhen, but her shyness and probably repressed condition of married woman keeps her love in a platonic level. ‘In the Mood for Love’ is a very slow, beautiful, melancholic and romantic love story, with a wonderful photography and soundtrack and a very unusual edition. The film had not had a screenplay, and the actors were never sure about what they would be shooting. Later, the director edited his story based on the footages. When Chow moves to Singapore, there is a gap of many years in the story until 1966, when its conclusion is intentionally open and not well defined, leaving questions such as who is the boy with Li-Zhen. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): ‘Amor À Flor da Pele’ (‘Love on the Surface of the Skin’)
Great romantic movie, if you are in the mood for it
Pardon the pun, but the truth is I have seen this film twice. Once it just felt pretentious, frustrating and pointless. The second time it resonated with me and I could suddenly see the characters like a veil was lifted from my eyes. The movie’s strength and weakness both stands in the way the characters express their feelings through micro expressions, through gestures that get unanswered or misunderstood.
So it is pure romance, with the sweet agony of love, the bitter pain of betrayal, with tension that builds and builds throughout the film until one feels it must burst. Depending on your state of mind, it can be a boring story about people who don’t know what they want, a painful depiction of people who cannot escape their culture, a cowardly dance or a deep characterization of real people who choose to make hard choices. The truth is somewhere in the middle with the film, though. Perhaps the ability to see different things in the film depending on your mood is a testament to its quality.
This is not a romantic comedy, it’s a romantic drama. It makes you think and feel and ask yourself questions, it doesn’t release, amuse or entertain. The actors, the direction, the era, the music, all were chosen very well. A tad long, perhaps, but it is only to extend the viewer’s perspective on opportunities lost and choices regretted and the feelings of the main characters. Good movie!
Original Language cn
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min), 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (Poland)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Kar-Wai Wong
Writer Kar-Wai Wong
Actors Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Siu Ping-Lam
Country Hong Kong, China
Awards 46 wins & 51 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Zeiss Lenses, Arriflex 535, Zeiss Lenses
Laboratory Kantana, Bangkok, Thailand
Film Length 2,801 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279, Vision 800T 5289)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP 4 k), 35 mm