Love doesn't know where to start, it goes deep

Deondre 2022-04-23 07:01:44

Because of the typhoon, I took the time to watch this movie, which is really great. I have to admire the skill of director Wong Kar Wai and the performance of the two actors. There are many details in the film, which are lurking in the clothes, lines, locations, expressions, movements and other things. Through them, we feel the delicate emotional entanglement between Zhou Muyun and Su Lizhen, and it is these details that make this elegant and affectionate film. Movie.
At the beginning of the film, Zhou Muyun and Su Lizhen are just ordinary next-door neighbors. They have their own wives and husbands, as well as their own jobs. Zhou Muyun works in a newspaper, while Su Lizhen works as a secretary in a shipping company. (By the way, Mr. He, Su Lizhen's boss, also had an extramarital affair, and Su Lizhen knew about it. This episode also had a certain influence on the subsequent episodes.) Some of the previous episodes also vaguely implied that their relationship with their spouses was not the same. Harmony. Su Lizhen's husband, Mr. Chen, often travels on business trips, while Zhou Muyun's wife works in a hotel and often works late. Sometimes when she comes home from get off work, Zhou Muyun is already asleep. We know that love often needs the company of time, especially lovers. When we gradually lose the love that the other party emits to us, then we will gradually become estranged from each other.
Later, with the development of the plot, the affair between Mu Yun's wife and Su Lizhen's husband gradually surfaced. There are two small plots in this episode that left a deep impression on me, that is, Mr. He's lover gave Mr. He a tie. In the office, Su Lizhen gave Mr. He a gift and went out to pour coffee. During this period, Mr. He took his own The tie was changed, and Su Lizhen found it, and said casually that the tie was beautiful. Mr. He was surprised to find that Su Lizhen had discovered this detail. He was afraid that his wife could also see it, so he changed back to his original tie after get off work. And Su Lizhen saw that he changed his tie back and understood why he did so. This plot paved the way for Su Lizhen to discover that her husband was cheating.
As for Zhou Muyun's discovery of his wife's derailment, it was when his wife called him to say that he would get off work later, so he wanted to go to his wife's work place to pick her up for a late night snack. As a result, after arriving there, the staff told him that his wife had left early.
Finally, in a restaurant, Zhou Muyun asked Su Lizhen to meet. In this scene, there is a clip of Tony Leung smoking a cigarette. I saw his hand trembling slightly, and I suddenly had a thought, at this moment, Zhou Muyun liked it. What about Su Lizhen? Through the conversation, they finally confirmed through both sides that their spouse has cheated. On the way home, they were walking on the road together, and Su Lizhen said desolately, "I thought I was the only one who knew." Looking at the lonely backs of the two of them at the moment, it was really embarrassing. As Su Lizhen said to Zhou Muyun later, if I wasn't married now, maybe I would be happier. I never thought that marriage was so complicated, and I thought it would be fine if one person did a good job, but when two people are together, It's not enough to be good on your own. These words and the backs of the two people show their inner pain and loneliness. Because when our heart doesn't belong, we don't know where to put it.
Later, with the first date in the restaurant, perhaps because of the same illness, their relationship gradually got closer and closer. But sometimes Zhou Muyun's initiative, Su Lizhen will dodge. Perhaps because she had known about her boss's cheating, she understood that this relationship might pull her into conflicting entanglements. She wanted to be herself, even if she already knew that her husband cheated. Or maybe she still loves her husband deeply, and when she questioned Zhou Muyun who pretended to be her husband, Zhou Muyun's admission still made her cry. And Zhou Muyun also knew her inner struggle and couldn't let go, and finally he chose to leave by himself. On a rainy night, they hid under one roof, Zhou Muyun said to her, "I know you won't leave your husband, I want to leave for a while." Su Lizhen "I didn't think you would really like me" "I also I didn't think about it, but a lot of things are like this, and it happened so suddenly." When they said these words, they actually already understood.
"If I had one more ferry ticket, would you come with me?" - Zhou Muyun
"If I had one more ferry ticket, would you come with me." - Su Lizhen
didn't know what to do, and she went deeper and deeper, But love is like "2046" said, time is of the essence. Knowing too early or too late doesn't work.
So there will always be regrets.

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In the Mood for Love quotes

  • Chow Mo-wan: I have a chapter to finish.

    Su Li-zhen Chan: Where have you got to?

    Chow Mo-wan: The drunken master just showed up.

    Su Li-zhen Chan: When did he get written in?

    Chow Mo-wan: Just now!

  • Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': [picks up phone] Hello, Singapore Daily.

    [into phone]

    Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': Hold on.

    [turns to room]

    Receptionist at 'Singapore Daily': Mr. Chow, call for you.

    Chow Mo-wan: [hurriedly arrives to pick up phone] Thanks!

    [into phone]

    Chow Mo-wan: Hello?

    Chow Mo-wan: [into phone] Hello?

    [cuts to Mrs. Chan holding phone, she remains silent]

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