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2046 (2005)

Tony Chiu Wai Leung , Ziyi Zhang , Kar Wai Wong  |  R |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Ziyi Zhang, Faye Wong, Li Gong, Takuya Kimura
  • Directors: Kar Wai Wong
  • Writers: Kar Wai Wong
  • Producers: Kar Wai Wong, Amedeo Pagani, Eric Heumann, Gilles Ciment, Marc Sillam
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Import, Full Screen, Color, Subtitled, Digital Sound, NTSC
  • Language: Cantonese
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: December 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BRBA8S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,271 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "2046" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Deleted scenes
  • Alternate ending
  • Behind-the-scenes
  • Production design featurette
  • Interviews with Wong Kar Wai, Tony Leung, & Ziyi Zhang
  • Music montage
  • Numerology of 2046
  • "The Music of 2046" branching featurette
  • Poster gallery

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In Wong Kar Wai's quasi-sequel to In the Mood for Love, 2046 is a hotel room, a futuristic story, and a state of mind. Tony Leung returns as Chow, but perhaps not the same Chow who appeared in the first film. Starting three years later in 1966, we see Chow on various Christmases as he lives, loves, and writes in a hotel and nearby restaurants. Although he is less sensitive and more of a ladies man now, Chow's love life always seems to exceed his grasp. Whether the character is the same (the director calls this an "echo" of the first movie) might be trivial. Hong Kong filmmaker Wai is such a visualist (Time magazine tabbed him as the "world's most romantic filmmaker"), the images wash over with swirling smoke, neon lights, and the faces of his outstanding cast, all lovingly photographed and smoothly scored. There's a lot more going on than the visuals, and Wai's fans will certainly find more and more details on repeated viewings. We travel into Chow's futuristic story, where the acquaintances become fictional characters traveling to a place where "everyone goes" to recapture lost memories. Often Chow talks about never seeing a lover ever again, but eventually bumps into her. The final result is a film some will cherish; others will long for the more traditional storyline of the first film. Wai certainly finds a new direction for actress Ziyi Zhang (House of Flying Daggers) as a prostitute who becomes one of Chow's many lovers. And Leung continues to be one of the world's great film actors, with a face and acting style the camera just loves. --Doug Thomas

Product Description

A Hong Kong writer finds inspiration from the women he's encountered in his past in this futuristicstory of love and memory from Wong Kar Wai, who continues the story he began in his acclaimed masterpiece In the Mood for Love. Remembering back to the early 1960s, when he lived in the Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, Chow (Hero's Tony Leung) writes an erotic story that begins with a mysterious woman who lived in room 2046. Chow moves into room 2047 and begins an affair with a beautiful prostitute who now rents the mysterious woman's room. As he writes his story, which he sets in the future year 2046, Chow tells of a place where people travel to recapture lost memories; he is the first one to return. Nominated for the Golden Palm Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, 2046 also stars Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha) and Maggie Cheung (Hero).

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can Lives Be Redeemed, or Only Lived Out? April 7, 2006
Format:DVD
Continuing his unparalleled examination of human relationships, Wong Kar Wai returns to the character of Chow from In the Mood for Love, who had one chance for love, lost it, and has never gotten it back. (While it is not necessary to have seen the former film to understand 2046, In the Mood for Love is such a wonderful film, that I recommend it to anyone who likes 2046). Tony Leung gives a wonderful performance, clearly showing that he knows he should treat his women better than he does, but after giving his heart once in vain, he is not prepared to ever do so again.

2046 appears at first to be a year in the future, but is ultimately revealed to be the number of a hotel room where Chow had his one chance at happiness. He finds a modicum of that innocence once again, this time in 2047, with a different woman (the daughter of the innkeeper, played by Wang Faye), the only one he treats with anything like the affection he had for the woman who had shared (platonically) 2046 with him earlier. He writes a story for her, called 2047. She says she likes it, but wishes it had a happier ending, something fans of Wong Kar Wai sometimes long for, but realize would not be true to that which goes on during his stories.

Aside from Tony Leung's masterful performance, 2046 is the perfect platform for the greatest Chinese actresses of today, demonstrating once again that no one can break your heart like Maggie Cheung, no one can make you happy like Wang Faye, no one can be a [...]like Zhang Zi Yi (albeit one that can still have her heart broken because she uses a hard exterior in a vain attempt to protect a brittle interior) and no one could ever be as beautiful as Gong Li.

Like most of Wong Kar Wai's movies, the ending can be called bittersweet at best.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cinematic Masterpiece December 30, 2005
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As a young college student many years ago, I took a film class as a kind of lark and to fulfill some requirement or other. It was pretty much a waste of time. There was one camera to go around among twenty students, so we each got about a week with the thing and hardly anybody got anything done. The one good thing was that we got to see some avant-garde films. They were real eye-openers, in that film, to me, had pretty much always been a depiction of a linear story line with a beginning, middle, climax and end. The avant-garde films we watched rarely had any kind of a story line at all, but despite this the better ones were still able to elicit a satisfying emotional or intellectual response.

The first thing you have to remember when you watch 2046 is that there is not a conventional story line here. In fact, the haphazard nature of the film's scenes--past, present, future, imagined and "real"--don't even make sense in their own illogical framework. You have to know this going in because if you strain to make sense of the plot--as we have all been conditioned to do--you will miss the point. Indeed, I had to watch this a couple of times.

The film consists of a series of scenes primarily focusing on a Chinese writer named Chow. He is in Singapore, and leaves a beautiful woman behind who may or may not have loved him. He is in Hong Kong, and falls for another beautiful woman who is murdered in her hotel room. He tells the hotel-keeper that he wishes to move into this room--2046--because he is evidently trying to return to this place in his mind and his heart. Of course, he can't, literally or figuratively, so he is given the room next door. He begins an affair with a prostitute who moves into 2046 and who loves him with every fiber of her being.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A visionary and intoxicating experience February 19, 2006
Format:DVD
Wong Kar-wai is one of the finest filmmakers in the world; an artist of singular vision and remarkable range. 2046 is probably his biggest project to date, but his eye remains firmly focussed on the spectrum of human emotion and behaviour. It would be redundant to attempt to encapsulate some form of plot outline (on the surface of things, Tony Leung reprises his character from the majestic IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, contemplating his many varied encounters with women in the past, present and even future, all the while longing for Maggie Cheung - his on-screen partner in the previous film - who remains the love of his life).

Suffice to say, narrative is not the point - Wong's films are about pure experience; creating mood and atmosphere to lose yourself in. If you can tune in to his wavelength, the effect is rapturous.

The transfer on the new DVD is very fine, and is complemented by an impressive array of feautures which do a good job of conveying Wong's complex approach to his craft.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars moody sequel to "In the Mood for Love" June 15, 2006
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***1/2

The title of the film, "2046," refers both to a time in the future and to a hotel room in the past. Chow Mo Wan is a writer living in Hong Kong in the mid to late 1960's. The hotel room he rents is right next door to Room 2046, whose various residents, all beautiful but troubled women, he observes and interacts with and puts into his fiction, a sci-fi story entitled "2046," about a futuristic world in which people desperate for love and happiness journey to an unspecified place called 2046 where, we are told, love remains eternal and nothing ever changes. Chow's literary work also reflects much of what he himself feels about women, love and relationships. It's not always easy following the time shifts and parallel stories upon which this multi-level narrative is constructed, but "2046" is a mesmerizing film for anyone willing and open enough to give himself over to the experience.

At the start, the film feels episodic and disjointed, as writer/director Kar Wai Wong reveals in gradual stages the complex story he is telling. We can tell that this is a movie that will require our full and undivided attention if we hope to enter into the minds of the filmmakers and make any real sense at all out of it. But after some initial confusion, most of the early ambiguity begins to fade away as the major themes and characters come to the fore. Chow is a man who has clearly lost the love of his life and who has since been trying to come to terms with that fact in his later dealings with women. He has made a decision - whether conscious or unconscious we are never really sure - to keep women at arm's length, being willing to bed or help them but not allowing himself to enter into any permanent or meaningful relationships with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For anyone who loves a good story and tragedy
I am a huge fan of Tony Chiu Wai. I saw this movie on HBO once and was so moved by it that I bought it. Read more
Published 27 days ago by victoria watson
5.0 out of 5 stars 2046: The lessons learned from being in the mood for love
From top to bottom, 2046 is original and creative as it gets.

When I first saw 2046 on Starz, I thought Mr. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Azzan
2.0 out of 5 stars teaser
this movie is set in hong kong, its starts off talking about the people in the movie,
it is in english subtitles, but it sounds more like a documentary at first,
than one... Read more
Published 3 months ago by sefriendlyguy
5.0 out of 5 stars Chinese Romance finale
Third in the Chinese romance trilogy by Kar Wai Wong. Brings characters, mostly the beautiful women from the previous two films Days of Being Wild and In the Mood for Love. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Camera newbie
5.0 out of 5 stars This is why I watch movies
From what I understand the prequel, In the Mood for Love, had people more than eager for this loose sequel to be released. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Genaro H. Ugalde
4.0 out of 5 stars wonderful art-house movie
this is a terrific movie. I highly recommend. Need to watch it several times in order to get the full impact.
Published 9 months ago by T. Pryor
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't know what you got till its gone...
Truly amazing film. This movie deserves 100 stars not only 5.
To me Wong Kar Wai stands as one of the greatest contemporary movie directors in the world. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Luke
5.0 out of 5 stars Cryptic title, but not so cryptic movie
I don't believe it is a must to watch the two movies, Days of Being Wild and In the Mood for Love, before watching this third installment of a loosely based trilogy by Wong Kar... Read more
Published 10 months ago by parkym
5.0 out of 5 stars Tony Leung is great!
Another spectacular work from Wong Kar Wai! Get to sample Asia's biggest names in this movie. Tony Leung is undoubtedly charismatic!
Published 15 months ago by Christian Shyh Chiuan CHIA
4.0 out of 5 stars Complex but rewarding viewing experience: "All Memories Are Traces of...
Let me state upfront that I have not seen the two (loosely) related previous movies by writer-director Wong Kar-wai that precede this movie. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Paul Allaer
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Ugghhh... They NEED to release 2046 in bluray. It's such a visually stunning film, one of my favorites.
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