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7,498 Ratings


Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Hong Kong, China, 2004
Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi


He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention… to recapture their lost memories. It was said that in 2046, nothing ever changed.

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2046 Directed by Wong Kar-wai

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2005 | Winner: Best Cinematography

2005 | 3 runner-up prizes including: Best Film

Wong and Doyle conjure gorgeous scifi images in the sleek confines of the 2046 train and the blank-eyed yet mysteriously emotive robots who stalk the deserted conveyance, Kimura’s perfect manga hero their detached and pensive companion-lover.
September 21, 2016
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The gorgeous composition and moody texture of setting is everything. Doorways and draperies frame encounters, intertwined with sci-fi sequences from the novel Chow is writing in which lonely souls on a vast railway network try to reach 2046 – where it’s said nothing changes, so there is never loss.
February 09, 2016
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Like Before Sunset, this continuation of characters from an earlier film [In the Mood for Love]… rejuvenates and deepens the possibilities of the oft-scorned term “sequel,” which typically indicates nothing more than a passionless cashing-in on an established brand, worlds away from the glorious expansions proved possible by Linklater and Wong… From the stolidity of that simple number, Wong abstracts and spins one of the most searingly beautiful evocations of lost love ever put to celluloid.
August 14, 2013
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