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.
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.
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