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Directed by Wong Kar-Wai

Hong Kong 2000 98 mins.

A tiny, sparsely populated slice of early-1960s Hong Kong forms the backdrop for Wong’s hyper-stylish yet thorny dissection of the politics of infidelity and the bonds formed through modern urban malaise. Hong Kong superstars Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung feature as star-crossed neighbors-turned-lovers whose spouses have a secret tryst; soon, they forge their own connection, rooted in a hot-house of longing. Gloriously lensed by the inspired team of Christopher Doyle (Chungking Express, The Limits of Control) and Mark Lee Ping Bin (The Puppetmaster, Flowers of Shanghai), Wong’s small-scale, contemplative drama is “a vertiginous, obsessive mood piece.”—Kevin B. Lee. In Cantonese and French with English subtitles.

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