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Nancy F (ag) wrote: More hard hitting and intense than I thought it would be. Some moments were clich and some questions were left unanswered. In the end it's a romance, but one that is deeply felt.
Charles S (kr) wrote: Too busy, chaotic, a performance movie that never takes the viewer anywhere....
Cheri S (nl) wrote: This was a pretty good movie.
Trevor C (us) wrote: Possible SPOILERS: Seriously, this is one fantastic film. The story, about two entirely different people - who don't really know each other's languages that well - meet under the most unlikely of circumstances, also some of the most depressing circumstances. Kenji (Asano) is a yakuza living (or possibly just stationed) in Bangkok who finds himself very lonely. He finds himself so lonely, in fact, that instead of dreaming up future ambitions for himself, he only fantasizes suicide and what would happen once he was gone - how people would react when they found him, and stuff like that. He is also very organized- and his organization skills and fantasies of suicide seem to be the only things of interest in his life. He's shy and doesn't seem to be the yakuza type really. His brother, also a yakuza, is aware of Kenji's suicidal fantasies and just sort of accepts them- and one day he is suddenly killed by another yakuza in Kenji's house, so Kenji kills the other yakuza, which forces him to leave his home (which he later says is because of the awful smell of rotting bodies). Then he meets Noi who finds him about to jump off a bridge - her sister is hit by a car seconds later and dies in the hospital. Noi takes in Kenji and this sort of relationship develops and eventually becomes romantic. The story goes on from there, with various humorous and emotional conflicts. The film is pretty bizarre. Not as bizarre as other movies from Japan that are in this sort of poetic genre, but there are some strange moments. However this strange moments - though weird - are entirely understandable. There's a scene where Noi's filthy house gets cleaned up magically, and everything gets organized. This of course isn't really happening, but symbolizes time going by, and gradually Kenji is cleaning her filthy house bit by bit. It truly is beautifully filmed too, so that brings out the lovely artistic feel of the film. One of my favorite aspects of the movie is how it ends - I won't entirely give it away, but it shows Kenji's development from loneliness to a sense of hope. In the beginning he fantasizes about life, but in the end he fantasizes about life, and that is a sort of maturation of his character's lifestyle and is a great moral and theme to the film. For ALL movie lovers, this IS a movie you HAVE TO SEE. It is outstanding!
Mara D (ca) wrote: Moral of the story: Men are scamgood movie though
Nick T (de) wrote: One for the Ladies, apparently. But I enjoyed it.
Oscar S (it) wrote: There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain. - Lord Amherst
Robert D (kr) wrote: The ending alone is what takes this from a moderately OK movie to utter crap. You wonder if an ending can be so bad? Oh yes it can.
Zachary G (ru) wrote: Very fun adventure/horror movie. Characters were very enjoyable.
Jared L (es) wrote: Old school movie with great actors! Definitely an enjoyable watch.
Harim K (it) wrote: a stylish french gangster film with an ending that may be seen as anti-climactic... which i characterize instead as quietly tragic, not to mention more 'adult' somehow in its consciousness
Leon B (ru) wrote: Review:I really enjoyed this movie because of the emotional content, and the fact that it shows the different sides to war but I can't see it going down well with Americans or anyone who is victims of terrorism. I think that audiences would have had more sympathy for Ali (Payman Maadi), if they knew if he was guilty or not, and I was surprised that he was able to have them in depth conversations with Cole (Kristen Stewart), with so many inmates close by. Anyway, the performances were great, especially from Payman Maadi, and the unique storyline did touch an emotional cord. Because of the political status about Guantanamo Bay and the fact that the world has mixed reviews about it, I'm not surprised that this film was kept under the radar. The director really did push the barriers by making a film about a relationship between an inmate and a guard but I liked the way that he showed an human side to a soldier, who could have easily felt remorse towards Ali after he covered her in poop. For a film that is mainly about 2 people, I really did enjoy it, and I have to commend Kristen Stewart for taking on a project that is completely out of her comfort zone. Enjoyable!Round-Up:Kristen Stewart, 26, first hit the big screen in 2002, in Panic room, playing Jodie Fosters daughter and then she went on to star in Cold Creek Manor, Zahara, Into The Wild and What Just Happened but she is mostly known for her role as Bella in the Twilight franchise. Since then, she has become an household name but I personally think that she acts the same in all of her movies, even though she has covered many genres. Anyway, this is the first film written and directed by Peter Sandler, who made this small film, interesting throughout. Kristen Stewart wouldn't have been my first choice to play a soldier but she completely transformed herself, which, surprisingly, worked.Budget: $1millionWorldwide Gross: $61,000 (Terrible)I recommend this movie to people who are into their war/drama movies starring Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaadi, Lane Garrison, Tara Holt, John Carroll Lynch and Anoop Simon. 6/10
Matt R (us) wrote: Very effective. Nice entry to the Ghost genre.