Tuesday, February 15, 2011

2046 (2004)

2046 (2004)

Genre: Drama
Director: Wong Kar Wai
Starring: Tony Leung, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Zhang Ziyi
Duration: 129 min.
Rating: 8.4/10

He was a writer. He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the past. In his novel, a mysterious train left for 2046 every once in a while. Everyone who went there had the same intention.....to recapture their lost memories.


2046 by Wong Kar Wai (Fallen Angels) is a companion piece to his films Days of Being Wild and In the Mood for Love.  Not quite a sequel but more like an alternate universe, with many of the same characters from those previous films.  It is a highly stylized drama with fantasy elements and a narrative presented out of chronological order.  

This film is all about style, the brooding romantic soundtrack, the breathtaking production design, the incredible cast of beautiful actors, and especially the cinematography.  The camera work by long time collaborator Christopher Doyle, is simply astonishing.  Every scene is perfectly framed, expertly lit, and drenched in lush saturated colours.  


The Angry Lurker. said...

I have always liked Tony Leung in anything especially his action stuff.

Shadiflidya said...

i like the Asian films,most stories are nice.

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