Year: 2004
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Tartan Films
Cast: Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Gong Li, Takuya Kimura, Faye Wong, Ziyi Zhang, Carina Lau, Chen Chang, Wang Sum, Ping Lam Siu, Maggie Cheung, Thongchai McIntyre 'Bird', Dong Jie, Ting Yip Ng
Director: Wong Kar-Wai
Countries: China / France / Germany / Hong Kong
Language: Cantonese (English subtitles)
UK: 129 mins
USA Rated: R for sexual content
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate sex and sex references
USA Release Date: 5 August 2005 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 14 January 2005


2046 continues the story of Chow Mo Wan (Tony Leung) from IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, a few years after his ephemeral affair with Maggie Cheung's Su Li-zhen.

Set in late-1960's Hong Kong, Chow is now an out of work journalist and pulp fiction writer living in a cheap hotel. Bruised and battered by love, he pursues a playboy lifestyle of zero commitment and one-night stands.

He develops a passion for a beautiful call girl (Ziyi Zhang), enjoys a breezy summer with the hotel manager's eldest daughter (Faye Wong), and happens across the path of a professional gambler (Gong Li) who he met in Singapore some years before.

In the meantime, Chow works on a science fiction novel about a mysterious hi-tech train that transports people to the year 2046 to reclaim their lost memories.