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In The Mood For Love by Wong Kar Wai

In the Mood for Love

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In the Mood for Love
In the Mood for Love movie.jpg
Traditional 花樣年華
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Produced by Wong Kar-wai
Written by Wong Kar-wai
Starring Maggie Cheung
Tony Leung
Music by Michael Galasso
Shigeru Umebayashi
Cinematography Christopher Doyle
Mark Lee Ping Bin
Edited by William Chang
Distributed by USA Films (US)
Release dates
  • 29 September 2000
Running time
98 minutes
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Box office $12,854,953

In the Mood for Love is a 2000 Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung. It premiered on 20 May 2000, at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Palme d’Or.

The film’s original Chinese title, meaning “the age of blossoms” or “the flowery years” – Chinese metaphor for the fleeting time of youth, beauty and love – derives from a song of the same name by Zhou Xuan from a 1946 film. The English title derives from the song, “I’m in the Mood for Love”. Wong had planned to name the film Secrets, until listening to the song late in post-production. The movie forms the second part of an informal trilogy: The first part was Days of Being Wild (released in 1991) and the last part was 2046 (released in 2004).

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