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2046 R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 26, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - Chinese/Cantonese
    • Subtitles - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Music Video
    • Alternate Ending
    • Behind the Scenes: 2046 Featurette
    • Interview with - Wong Kar Wai - Director, Tony Leung, Ziyi Zhang - Stars
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh86%

Total Count: 118


User Ratings: 46,698
For all its balance and grandeur, 2046 is the most nervous of Wong's films. Full Review
Film Comment Magazine
Nov 19, 2013
Wong is a man of reckless ambition, and 2046 is his mega-epic, a crazy, heart-crushing romantic monster of a movie...
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Jan 1, 2006
Rating: 4/5 -- Wong offers an artful meditation on the nature of love, making effective use of color schemes (yellows, greens and reds), placid shotmaking and diverse music to deliver a sultry portrait of postwar Hong Kong.
Arizona Republic
Oct 13, 2005
Wwithout a doubt, it's seductively perplexing and devilishly good-looking -- and if you like it, you'll probably find that one viewing isn't enough. Full Review
Independent on Sunday
Mar 6, 2015
[A]n immersion in visual and aural beauty flecked with emotional colors that would be too painful if they dominated all the movie's frames.
Feb 1, 2006
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Cinematographer Christopher Doyle adds to the atmosphere using vibrant colors that seem to pop right off the screen, and Shigeru Umebayashi's lush score sweeps through the film like a master painter's brush. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 5, 2019
Ranked #18 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- A subversive, multi-layered epic from a master filmmaker.
Jan 1, 2006

Product Description:

Director Wong Kar-Wai's style reaches its fullest expression in his stunning film 2046. Picture-perfect period sets and costuming, finely wrought atmosphere, languid shots, glamorous cigarette smoke, amber lamplight, and allusions to film noir. 2046 is a meditation on memory, eroticism, love, loss, and longing which surpasses the director's beautiful, widely acclaimed IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) in terms of formal ambition and visual sumptuousness. With its intriguing, layered structure, the film follows the adventures of Chow Wo Man (Tony Leung), a womanizer who is writing a science fiction novel about a future year in which all memories are suspended. The film shuttles between the BLADE RUNNER-like world of Chow's futuristic novel (complete with androids and other metaphors of emotional disconnection) and late-'60s Hong Kong--where Chow writes from a hotel room, and engages in relationships with a series of beautiful, complex women (including the luminous trio of Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, and Faye Wong). The film also journeys to Singapore and through the increasingly mysterious corridors of the protagonist's memory.

2046 resists tidy plot summaries with its disjointed, zigzagging construction. Yet, coupled with Wong's rich cinematography and dazzling formal techniques, it is as fluid, associative, and labyrinthine as memory itself. Sliding between keenly detailed realism (Wong's camera can capture the subtlest flicker of emotion in a characters' eyes) and lavish, expressionistic metaphor, the film is a deeply entrancing experience. Even given its jumbled, sometimes chaotic narrative, 2046 creates a poignant, emotionally charged, and richly rewarding experience.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: August 5, 2005 (Limited)

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