It portraits a very interesting character, but in some unrealistic situations (maybe its the book's fault). The upside down vision is used only for narrative reason, so don't expect it to be a "philosophical" implication on Tul's understanding of the world, nor demanding a struggle for the viewer get used to it. Pen-ek is just having fun with noir, so... I'll stop complaining.
The definite proof that south east asia is the centre of action cinema at the moment. very satisfying neo noir flick.
Gripping, noirish drama from Thailand about a cop turned hitman whose close brush with death leaves him only able to see the world upside down. Once a top investigator on a high profile case against the son of a prominent politician, he finds himself the target of blackmail and death threats when he gets to close to the truth, prompting a life of revenge. Beautifully shot and stylishly composed.
Inventive and often brutal cop-turned-hitman flick that feels right at home with some of the dark-wave Korean films of the past few years. The cinematography is outstanding and it's nice to see some buddhist morals woven into the writing. It does resort to explicit over-explaining a few times however and the story is not that original. 3 stars