Tul, a hitman, is shot in the head during an assignment. He wakes up after a three-month coma to find that he sees everything upside down, literally. Then he meets a girl that turns his world even more upside down. Who was trying to kill him in the first place?
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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
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.
Excellent thriller with terrific acting and taut, haunting directing. Lots of twists and the jumps back and forth in time actually enhance the mood and mystery. Flawless as a 4-star, lacks the transcendence of a 5 star movie but if you don't mind the violence and want a richly conceived storyline with all the other pieces in place, this is a great viewing experience.