February 12, 2001 12:00 PM

open sky.

Mood should not be mistaken for a (subtitled) Asian take on Brief Encounter, the weepy 1945 classic about two family-bound adulterers in the British suburbs. Here the affair (and the movie with it) eventually grows more tenuous and mysterious, and the lovers’ reticence finally begins to seem not so much noble as irrational. An audience is left bothered and bewildered—but mostly bewitched. (PG-13)

Bottom Line: Mood enhancer

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