In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho... See full summary »
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. Written by
Difficult to sit through a couple scenes. Brilliant, but can't recommend it.
This movie will leave a lasting impression, whether you want it to or not. That is, if you can get through the shaky camera scenes at the beginning without getting a headache. However the way it is shot does a good job in throwing the viewer into the atmosphere of the film, leaving us disoriented in a sense. Rather than beating around the bush when it comes to a controversial subject such as rape, it forcefully makes you aware of just how brutal and traumatic it is. Some scenes are downright uncomfortable but at the same time, can only be described as real and not sugarcoated. It shows you how your life can be destroyed in the blink of an eye. It sticks with you.
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