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Beautifully shot, brilliantly acted.
on 28 April 2015
You cannot be anything but in awe of the directing in this film. The story is complex yet straight forward. You follow the lives of two couples renting rooms in apartments next door to each other. Angles obscure faces. Posts, windows and corners reveal little of the scene nor the speaker. I watch this film regularly as I never tire of the style, the ambiance, the emotion. Its not the only film I've been of Tony Chiu Wai Leung, "Lust., Caution", The Infernal Affairs trilogy. However, Maggie Cheung steals the show with beauty and grace.
The sequel 2046 is worth of being a story in its own right, but for the references to In The Mood...
If you're looking for a story which makes you sit up and pay attention, as you will miss the sometimes cryptic clues they give the other as to their suspicions..
Check out Windstruck if you want a bit of comedy thrown in with romance.