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.
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Tony Chiu Wai Leung
Crew: Kar Wai Wong (Director), Christopher Doyle (Director of Photography), Ping Bin Lee (Director of Photography), Pung Leung Kwan (Director of Photography), Michael Galasso (Music Director), Shigeru Umebayashi (Music Director)
Rating: G (Australia), PG (Ireland)
Genres: Drama, Romance
Release Dates: 29 Sep 2000 (India), 08 Nov 2000 (France), 29 Sep 2000 (Hong Kong), 14 Feb 2003 (Mexico), 29 Dec 2000 (Portugal), 27 Oct 2000 (United Kingdom), 09 Mar 2001 (United States)
Did you know?
The original idea and inspiration for the film stemmed from a Japanese short story concerning two characters who often walk by each other in a stairwell, but do not converse. In that story the characters end up committing suicide. Read More