After inadvertently killing his girlfriend, a man (Asano) flees Macau for Thailand in an attempt to cope with his guilt, and avoid possible arrest. But the relocation doesn’t prevent his problems from following him, as his new friends could be potential enemies.
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I was in love until about halfway through. I have a real distaste for being spoonfed, and even a single line of dialogue here was one spoonful too many. Just imagine The Machinist of an Asian diaspora. I don't mean to imply it's without it's charms, and of course if Doyle is involved it'll be visually appealing. One long week of deja vu, and a perpetual 3am walk with the feeling that your footsteps are being watched.
De superbes instants de grâce cinématographique, mais hélas aussi de pesants moments de lourdeur répétitive (le lit qui se rabat continuellement) et une désagréable impression de tourner en rond et en longueur, parfois, de dériver inutilement...
Les décors de ce film sont si intelligemment faits, si beaux, qu'ils façonnent à eux seuls l'histoire. C'est c'est eux qui enferment le héros dans une tragédie à l'issue fatale. Le bateau avec ses labyrinthes est particulièrement sensationnel. Mais aussi les escaliers les murs des villes les couleurs créent une esthétique plastique impressionnante. C'est la valeur du film ajoutons y des personnages hors du commun
I went in to this assuming that it was a follow-up to Last Life in the Universe. It isn't, so I was a bit disappointed; however I think this is a really beautiful film. The story can be a bit confusing but it draws your attention regardless, and Doyle's cinematographic style is gorgeous as usual.
Follow up of Last Life In The Universe? No. That film felt like a meditative experience and has a dream like state to it summarising it completely. This one still has it's moments, while on the cruise ship I was mislead thinking that a ghost ship may be implemented and perhaps it was a life after death purgatory interpretation but my pull towards that thinking isn't there given the outcome and lacklustre summary.