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2046 ()


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Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love.

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Chow Mo-wan (as Tony Leung)
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Su Li-zhen
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Wang Jing-wen / Android
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Tak / Wang Jing-wen's Boyfriend
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Bai Ling
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Lulu / Mimi / Android
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Mimi's Boyfriend
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Wang Jie-wen
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Su Li-zhen
Thongchai McIntyre ...
Bird (as Bird Thongchai McIntyre)
Wang Sum ...
Mr. Wang / Train Captain
Ping Lam Siu ...
Ah Ping
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Siu-Lung Ching ...
Dabao
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Party girl
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Robot girl
Alice Lee ...
Hostess
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Ben Yuen

Directed by

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Kar-Wai Wong ... (as Kar Wai Wong)

Written by

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Kar-Wai Wong ... (screenplay) (as Kar Wai Wong)

Produced by

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Wai-Chung Chan ... line producer
Ye-cheng Chan ... executive producer
Gilles Ciment ... co-executive producer
Éric Heumann ... co-producer (as Eric Heumann)
Stéphane Kooshmanian ... associate producer
Amedeo Pagani ... co-producer
Zhonglun Ren ... executive producer
Marc Sillam ... co-producer
Kar-Wai Wong ... producer (as Kar Wai Wong)

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Shigeru Umebayashi

Cinematography by

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Christopher Doyle
Pung-Leung Kwan

Film Editing by

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William Chang ... (as William Chang Suk Ping)

Editorial Department

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Serge Anthony ... color timer (as Serge Antony)
Nicolas Billy ... colorist
Emmanuel Le Ridant ... telecine dailies colorist
Pak Shing Lin ... assistant editor
Fabien Pascal ... color timer
Laurent Pelé-Piovani ... assistant editor (as Laurent Pelé)

Production Design by

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William Chang ... (as William Chang Suk Ping)

Art Direction by

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Alfred Yau

Costume Design by

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William Chang

Production Management

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Olivier Chiavassa ... production manager
Chiu Wah Lee ... production manager
Helen Li ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Shin-shi Hui ... second second assistant director
Johnnie Kong ... assistant director
Ji-wei Kuan ... first assistant director
Shao-Hua Li ... assistant director (as Shao-hua Li)
Rosanna Ng ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Ping Lam Siu ... property master

Sound Department

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Michael Baird ... sound designer
Cheng Yi Hsu ... sound assistant
Yu Teng Hsu ... boom operator
Claude Letessier ... supervising sound designer
Duu-Chih Tu ... sound designer (as Tu Duu Chih)
Bruno Seznec ... re-recording mixer: remix (uncredited)

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Johnny Alves ... digital effects artist
Florent Andorra ... digital artist
Jérôme Arthuis ... processing: DuboiColor
François-Xavier Aubague ... visual effects supervisor
Christophe Belena ... coordinator scans/recording/color grading: Duboicolor
Nadir Benhassaine ... visual effects coordinator: BUF Compagnie
Mélodie Boileau ... visual effects coordinator
Nicolas Bonnell ... visual effects producer: BUF
Coralie Boulay ... visual effects editor
Pierre Buffin ... visual effects supervisor: BUF
Florent Cadel ... digital artist
Nicolas Daniel ... video operator: Duboicolor
Sébastien Drouin ... visual effects supervisor
Laurent Gillet ... visual effects: Buf Compagnie
Rip Hampton O'Neil ... technical director: Duboicolor (as Rip O'Neil)
Sonia Holst ... visual effects coordinator: Buf Compagnie
Abdel Ali Kassou ... processing: DuboiColor
Didier le Fouest ... digital colorist (as Didier Le Fouest)
Damien Macé ... compositor
Karine Marchandou ... digital grading manager
Loris Paillier ... digital artist
Philippe Palmieri ... digital artist
Xavier Perol ... digital artist
Boris Plateau ... digital compositor
Olivier Pron ... concept artist / digital artist
Guillaume Raffi ... visual effects coordinator: Buf Compagnie
Sebastien Rame ... digital compositor
Eddy Richard ... digital artist: BUF
Mathilde Tollec ... digital artist
Daniel Trujillo ... digital artist
Jean-Marc van Rijswick ... digital artist: BUF
David Verbeke ... visual effects supervisor
Dominique Vidal ... visual effects: BUF
Raphael Zito ... digital effects artist
Sophie Gateau ... digital artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Wei Tung ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ian Freeman ... grip
Wing-Hong Ha ... still photographer: Hong Kong unit
Po Wing Ho ... dolly grip
Pung-Leung Kwan ... director of photography: second unit
Yiu-Fai Lai ... director of photography: second unit
Chi Ming Wong ... gaffer (as Wong Chi Ming)

Casting Department

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Nattakarn Thanopajai ... casting assistant

Other crew

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Stephanie Cheung ... production secretary
Mario Locurcio ... italian publicist
John Miller ... english script translator
Norman Wang ... unit publicist

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Special Effects

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  • BUF (visual effects)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 chicken noodles

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Taglines Where everything ends... and begins (Spanish translation) See more »
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Also Known As
  • 2046 - Der ultimative Liebesfilm (Germany)
  • 2046 - Os Segredos do Amor (Brazil)
  • 2046 - Los secretos del amor (Argentina)
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Runtime
  • 129 min
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Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend Hong Kong $323,007, 01 Oct 2004

Did You Know?

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Trivia Each character speaks their own languages. Mr. Chow speaks Cantonese, Bai Ling speaks Mandarin, and Tak speaks Japanese even when talking to each other. Even so, they seem to understand each other perfectly. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Belas Artes: A Esquina do Cinema (2012). See more »
Soundtracks 2046 Main Theme See more »
Quotes Chow Mo Wan: Love is all a matter of timing.
Chow Mo Wan: It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late.
Chow Mo Wan: If I'd lived in another time or place...
Chow Mo Wan: ...my story might have had a very different ending.
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