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The story evolves around the main character, Zhou Mo Wan who writes a novel about a mysterious train that leaves for a place called 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who boards that train has the same intention - which is to recapture their lost memories. It is said that in 2046, nothing ever changed. Nobody knows for sure if it was true, because nobody who went there had ever come back- except for one. He had been there but He chose to leave. He wanted to change. Written by
First Wong Kar-Wai film to be photographed in widescreen (2.39:1 projected aspect ratio), and the first to be photographed using anamorphic lenses. See more »
I don't get it. Were does all that fun get you? If you find the right person, why waste time on the others?
Chow Mo Wan:
If I find the right person? A man like me has nothing much except free time. That's why I need company.
So people are just time fillers to you?
Chow Mo Wan:
I wouldn't say that. Other people can borrow my time to.
And tonight? Are you borrowing me, or am I borrowing you?
Chow Mo Wan:
No difference. Maybe I borrowed you earlier, now you're borrowing me.
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Truly romantic film for the matured, bitter homage to Hong Kong
The movie was well above my expectation and definitely worth a wait. Tony Leung plays the same man with "In the Mood for Love" but has a different character. The movie is also vaguely related to "Days of Being Wild" in 1990, co-starred by Leslie Cheung and Maggie Cheng. All three films are about the mixture of hustle-bustle and weariness of Hong Kong in 1960s.
Tony's performance in this film was again brilliant. Faye Wong performed in WKW film for the first time in 10 years (since "Chung King Express" in 1994, also co-starred by Tony Leung) and made this film one of a kind. Mysterious gambler Gong Li was also attractive. Zhang Ziyi gave me a positive surprise. The film's technical level (costumes, music, photography etc.) is also very high. Someone suggested 2004 Cannes Palm d'Or should have gone to this film instead of "Fahrenheit 9/11" and now I can totally agree.
The number "2046" is the metaphor of Hong Kong's destiny, which implies the last year of status-quo for 50 years guaranteed by Chinese government.
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