Lu Yanshi is arrested as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution in China, and is forced into a labour camp for the forseeable future. Only once has he managed to escape his captors clutches to meet his wife Feng, Wanyu at a train station, but they are ultimately betrayed and separated once again. He never gave up hope though, and when the Revolution ends, he walks free; free to live his life and free to hold his wife and daughter in his arms again. What he hopes is an emotional reunion, however, turns to confusion when Feng fails to recognise him. She has been left with memory loss after an accident, and although she has waited for years for the return of her husband, his appearance doesn't register in her at all. Lu has no choice but to accept Feng's condition, and do what he can to build a relationship again.
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Lu Yanshi is ripped away from his family and arrested as a political prisoner during China's Cultural Revolution, forced to work in a merciless labour camp. He makes a futile escape attempt in a plan with his daughter Wanyu, but he is soon re-captured and put back to work. Some years later, he is finally freed when the Revolution comes to an end, but he is less than welcomed when he returns home. His wife has suffered an accident which has left her with permanent amnesia and she is unable to recognise her husband upon his return. She shuns Yanshi, and continues to wait for her husband's return, and so he does what he can to jog her memory and convince her that it's him. When that fails, he must find another way to remain close to her - but that may mean abandoning their marriage.
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During the Cultural Revolution in China, Lu Yanshi was viciously torn away from his beloved wife Feng Wanyu and forced to work in a labour camp. In an enormously risky operation, he manages to escape his imprisonment in order to meet Wanyu at a rail station - unfortunately, their secret meeting plans are betrayed to the prison officials and he is immediately re-arrested. Many years later, the Revolution has ended and he is finally freed. However, when he returns home to his wife, he discovers that she is suffering permanent amnesia following an accident and doesn't believe Yanshi to be her husband. Instead, she waits patiently each day for Yanshi's return while he desperately tries to jog her memory. When his efforts seem fruitless, he does what he can to remain close to her - even if it means leaving their romance behind.
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This time, Tony Leung's Chow Mo-Wan is far from the repressed creature that he played in Love, eternally suffering for the married beauty living in his apartment building. Mo-Wan is now going through all the highs and lows of numerous affairs in 1960s Hong Kong, playing out almost an entire history of love within the space of one film. The title comes from the number of the apartment next to his, wherein reside a number of women with whom we will see him become entangled over the course of the film. 2046 is also the name of a science fiction serial he scribbles down (part of the dues he pays as a struggling hack writer), scenes of which we see acted out, watching its hero endure an eternal train ride away from the mysterious place called 2046, where everybody goes to reclaim lost memories and never returns from; except him.
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Lu Yanshi is arrested as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution in China, and...
Lu Yanshi is ripped away from his family and arrested as a political prisoner during...
During the Cultural Revolution in China, Lu Yanshi was viciously torn away from his beloved...
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