Bleak Night explores the notion that sometimes the bully has it the worst. Despite the confusing and unclear script and the much too long running time, it's a quaint little Asian gem about the dark side of growing up that would make a great companion piece with All About Lily Chou-Chou and Blue Spring.
“When I got this ball, I wanted to be the nation’s sensational batter. You know I lack control. I’d hit my grand slam and interview as I get my MVP. Then the whole world will look at me. Can you see it? Then shout victory for me! Everyone’s going wild for me! Can you see it? Look! Who’s the best? Stop ignoring me. Who’s the best?”
”You. You’re the best, friend.”
had a strange feeling rewatching this after 5 years and finding it wasn't so bad slowey-dovey thing as i used to think. not a /make-me-burst-into-tears/ material but such a damn good food for thoughts anyway.