Ranked No 2 in the BBC Top 100 list, 'In the Mood for Love' is a Chinese film that explores the relationship between two married people who are drawn to one another after they find their spouses are having an affair. The cinematography is very interesting as it creeps up behind the action surreptitiously.
The romance is subtle. The two fight their attraction and find ways to seek gratification while trying not to be like their spouses. When he asks her to come away with him to Singapore, she does not; but she follows him and yet does not meet him. The movie is full of such tension, unfulfilled. A fine twist in the end - this is one story that was not to be.