Kenji is a quiet librarian who seems bent on suicide. That is, until he meets beautiful Noi, who begins to seduce him back to life. A poetic tale about the way fate can bring people together just as their worlds seem on the verge of falling apart.
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ratanaruang and doyle collaborate to ooze atmosphere, dread, melancholy and the occasional comedic gesture to form a film so full of beauty and life it's impossible to explain with text. asano is flawless as always, and sinitta boonyasak is an offbeat and essential lead that does not exist to serve asano's needs, but has her own simultaneous development arc. one of the best films of the 00's.
I was in love with this film from the first shot. It was one of those were I just knew, I just knew I was in for some superb cinema from the moment it begin, and I most certainly was not disappointed. Every shot was pure gold (Christopher Doyle is a master of cinematography, no doubt), and I adored Kenji and Noi so dearly, even if the ending left me a little brokenhearted.
yes, it is beyond beautiful, since the D.O.P is, unsurprisingly, the awesome Christopher Doyle. But this is also beyond sloww, with a preposterous story, uninspiring repetitive score, and nothing to really said about. In a nutshell : an In The Mood For Love wannabe
Very delicate, very simple and very beautiful. Absolutely wonderful love story. Christopher Doyle shows off his talent once again as one of the greatest cinematographers to ever live and it really compliments and mood and tone of this very beautiful film. It's extremely sad but I loved it.