After years of work-for-hire, writer-director Wong Kar-wai found his creative voice, discovered his themes and styles, and solidified his collaborative creative team with this brilliant examination of one-way love and crashed relationships.
In 1960 Hong Kong, self-absorbed and emotionally aloof Yuddy (Leslie Cheung) seduces reserved Su Lizhen (Maggie Cheung), then drifts away when she begins to get serious. He takes up with Leung Fung-ying (Carina Lau), a brash and boisterous dancer. But Su isn't over the relationship, and hangs
around his building to pine, meeting kindly beat cop Tide (Andy Lau), who suggests she call him whenever she wants to talk. She doesn't...