In the Mood for Fun


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Originally uploaded by seandodson

This is taken in the legendary Goldfinch restaurant where Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung) falls in love with Su Li-zhen (Maggie Cheung) in Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love and, later, fails to fall in love with Wang Jing Wen (Faye Wong) in its sequel 2046 (you can see an original image here). I had thought that the restaurant was part of a film set, especially as both movies are set in the early 1960s and are renowned for their attention to detail.

I was wrong, the restaurant remains open and unchanged in every detail (apart from two large photographs on the wall taken from both films). It’s great. You too can sit at the same table and strike your Tony Leung pose.

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