Once upon a time there is a movie that just touches your soul. It grips you from beginning to end and leaves you dumbfounded because it was just so good. You sit there longing to be one of the characters that is captured by the plot and then you cry because you recognize yourself in the others. The movie 2046 is this movie. At least for me that is. It's my ultimate favorite.
It's a love story yet not. It's actually a sequel and I just have to get my hands on the first one. Well there is a man, who happens to be a writer, and this is his story in writing his novel entitled, "2046". 2046 is a actually a place, where you can go to relive old memories. No one ever leaves this place. WHo would if it's all your dreams from the past. But...this man has left his past and will deal with the life he has chosen.
The movie is a story within a story. There is a futuristic part where the man in the above picture falls in love with an android on a train leaving 2046 that just happens to look like the woman he loved in the past. Yes there are androids in this movie and beautiful opera music to comfort every scene. This man tries to find out if the android loves him because if he knows she does then maybe he would find out if the real woman she looks like really loved him too.
Back in reality, the writer is going through the motions just looking for someone to love and spend his time with. All the women that cross his path wind up his stories...as androids or beautiful cabin women on the train leaving the past....He meets the above girl and all hell breaks loose. She asks for the wrong kind of love...and the writer is left with his thoughts running over and over in his head....
I love this movie...It is a Korean film so there is subtitles but its a masterpiece. If your looking for something to rent or just happened to see it on a shelf somewhere buy it. You won't be disappointed. I leave you with the trailer and some of my favorite quotes so you can better get a feel of the movie...Goodnight.
Chow Mo Wan: "Whenever someone asked why I left 2046, I always gave them some vague answer. It was easier."
Chow Mo Wan: "I once fell in love with someone. I couldn't stop wondering if she loved me back. I found an android which looked just like her. I hoped she would give me the answer."
Mr. Wang: "Our cabin attendants are superbly designed... But there's only one problem : when they've served on so many long journeys, fatigue begins to set it. For example, they might want to laugh, but the smile would be slow to come. They might want to cry, but the tear wouldn't well up till the next day..."
Chow Mo Wan: "Maybe the reason she didn't answer was not that her reactions were delayed but simply that she didn't love me."
Tak: "I want to know how you feel. I'm scared to hear your answer but, I need to know. Do you like me? Or not. Leave with me."
Chow Mo Wan: "Take care. Maybe one day you'll escape your past. If you do, look for me."
Chow Mo Wan: "He didn't turn back. It's as if he boarded a very long train headed for a drowsy future through the unfathomable night."