I don't know, I gave this two stars to begin with but some of the images and ideas have lingered with me for some time. I'll watch it again some day and see what I think then. Distrubing and . . . hopeful?
Immensly flawed in so many ways but still it intrigues me to no end. I have only seen it once but have not stopped thinking about it these last few months. I reckon I have to get it now that it is out on Blu-Ray.
The Asians shouldn't be speaking in English between each other. The spiritual parts seemed phony. I liked the sculpture base on Francis Bacon. Too many long pondering takes, and Josh staring at the portraits.
One of the worst movies I've ever seen. Astonishingly vile and dumb. There's some serial killer in Hong Kong or somewhere wearing skin suits of dead ladies or something. Some American and Canadian actors show up amidst a Far Eastern cast whose English ability is often risible. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. So awful it almost made me forget that this director has made some fine Vietnamese-language films.
i'm really fascinated by this film.
though even the director himself isn't satisfied.
i often remember this story about wounded healer.
and psychic maze of seeker.beauty of grotesque in this film may be cheep,but i love the possibility in the imperfect things.and have sympathy for tran's favorite symbol-scar.
Please make part 2 or continuing story,tran!!
It's a mess. Pointless scenes, pointless characters, confusing... But damn it's got soul. A real diamond in the mud. The soundtrack (Radiohead and post-rock!), the disgusting violence, one of the most neurotic cops I have seen in a movie, and the originality of mixing a neo-noir crime thriller with a modern telling of Jesus Christ. There's amazing vision here.