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2046

Rated R for sexual content.

R In Theaters 08/5/2005 , 123min.
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Plot & Details

Hong Kong-based filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai moves back and forth in time as he reexamines and amplifies the themes from his film In the Mood for Love in this offbeat romantic drama. Opening in the year 2046, in which a man named Tak (Takuya Kimura) attempts to persuades wjw 1967 (Faye Wong) to travel back in time with him, the film soon shifts to the year 1966, in which Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), a struggling author, asks the woman he loves, Su Lizhen (Gong Li) to sail with him from Singapore to Hong Kong on Christmas Eve. She declines, and over the next three years, we return to Chow Mo-wan on December 24 as he finds himself with another woman each year -- lighthearted Lulu (Carina Lau) in 1967, eccentric hotel heiress Wang Jingwen (Faye Wong) in 1968, and Bai Ling (Zhang Ziyi), a high-class prostitute, in 1969. In time, Chow Mo-wan and Wang Jingwen become reacquainted, and a love affair blooms, but the fates are not on their side. 2046 had its world premiere at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. A re-edited version featuring an additional 4 minutes of footage, but minus sequences by martial arts coordinator Tung Wai) premiered in late 2004.

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2004 Cannes Film Festival In Competition Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography (Runner-up) Kwan Pun-leung Won
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Production Design William Chang Won
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Won
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography (Runner-up) Lai Yiu-Fai Won
2005 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Cinematography (Runner-up) Christopher Doyle Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Cinematography Kwan Pun-leung Won
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Cinematography Christopher Doyle Won
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) Zhang Ziyi Won
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Director (Runner-up) Wong Kar-Wai Won
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Picture (Runner-up) Won
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Foreign Language Film Won
2005 National Society of Film Critics Best Cinematography Lai Yiu-Fai Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 New York Film Critics Circle Best Cinematography Lai Yiu-Fai Won
2005 New York Film Critics Circle Best Cinematography Kwan Pun-leung Won
2005 New York Film Critics Circle Best Foreign Film Won
2005 New York Film Critics Circle Best Cinematography Christopher Doyle Won

Online Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Lai Yiu-Fai Nominated
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Christopher Doyle Nominated
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated
2005 Online Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Kwan Pun-leung Nominated

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