2046 is a 2004 romantic drama film written, produced and directed by Wong Kar-wai. An international co-production between Hong Kong, France, Italy, China and Germany, it is a loose sequel to Wong's films Days of Being Wild (1990) and In the Mood for Love (2000). It follows the aftermath of Chow Mo-wan's unconsummated affair with Su Li-zhen in 1960s Hong Kong and includes elements of science fiction.
There are four main story arcs, their approximate order listed below, though typical of Wong's films, they are presented in pieces and in non-chronological order. For concision, knowledge of Days of Being Wild and In the Mood for Love is assumed, though not absolutely necessary.
|award||European Film Award for Best Non-European Film|
|genre||drama science fiction|
|keywords||christmas eve days of being wild dump engage grieve gynoid in the mood for love japanese man kill lose mental hospital nothing pick up room key sleep stab troubled past turn write|
|musicBy||Peer Raben Shigeru Umebayashi|
|nomination||European Film Award for Best Non-European Film|
|productionCompany||arte France Cinéma Block 2 Pictures Classic SRL France 3 Cinéma Jet Tone Productions Orly Films Paradis Films Shanghai Film Corporation|
|publisher||Mei Ah Entertainment|
|theme||romantic drama science fiction drama the future|