Romantic melodrama set in the Shanghai community of Hong Kong in 1962. Newspaper editor Chow (Leung Chiu-Wai) and his wife have just moved into a new apartment across the hall from Li-zhen (Cheung) and her husband. Both their respective spouses are away from home a great deal, traveling on business, so the lonely duo begin a tentative friendship. Then Chow begins to suspect his wife is having an affair and it quickly becomes apparent that it's with Li-zhen's husband. Gorgeous to look at, melancholy in tone, if somewhat oblique. Chinese with subtitles.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from Hong Kong.
Cannes 2000: Actor (Leung Chiu-Wai); N.Y. Film Critics 2001: Cinematog., Foreign Film.
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