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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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.
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