Two neighbors form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs.
This is another movie by Hong Kong auteur director Kar Wai Wong that I struggled with. The cinematography in this critically acclaimed movie was stylish and inventively framed, but I found the editing was too choppy. I liked the hidden off-screen characters – who were, according to the synopsis, having extramarital activities – but found the story itself to be confusing and didn't match this. Like Chungking Express, it was beautiful and felt spiritual – with a theme of eventually losing relationships to the passing of time – but lacked a coherent story that I didn't find engaging.