2046 Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: January 4th, 2005

R|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
A train in a futuristic landscape takes passengers to a place where they can recapture their memories, a place from which no one has ever returned. This is the premise of a novel by the womanizing sci-fi writer Chow (Tony Leung Chiu Wai), who engages in passionate affairs with a series of intriguing women he meets at the Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. As Chow's lovers offer him inspiration for his writing, reality blends with fiction, and the past commingles with the future.

Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Gong Li, Takuya Kimura, Faye Wong, Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau, Chen Chang, Wang Sum

Director: Kar-Wai Wong

Genres: Romance, Drama

Production Co: Block 2 Pictures

Keywords: Offbeat, Quest, 1960s, Mystery, Love

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  • Nat King Cole croons a Christmas chestnut, an opera wafts into the ether, Latin jazz sways. It's all terribly atmospheric, and if you're in the mood for atmosphere, 2046 delivers. show more

  • Even the art house crowd will find the film off-putting not only because of its vagueness but because of its thoroughly unlikable characters. show more

  • This, too, is a mood piece, sometimes surreal and dominated by Chow's lovelorn sadness. But it's hard to find an emotional or narrative handle to hang on to, since the filmmaker keeps reaching for dramatic energy that keeps eluding him.

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