MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,750 this week

Invisible Waves (2006)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,354 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 33 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 27 Mar 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 01 May 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 303 titles
created 19 May 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Invisible Waves" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Invisible Waves (2006)

Invisible Waves (2006) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Invisible Waves.
4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After being abandoned at the altar, Jason courts the girl of his dreams in cyberspace. When she arrives in LA for their wedding, she turns out to be completely different than expected.

Director: Christine Yoo
Stars: Brian Tee, Hye-jeong Kang, Bobby Lee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An introvert, indifferent woman joins a high school as a student teacher, under supervision of a shameless, nymphomaniac man who is a year younger than her. On a school trip, the supervisor... See full summary »

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: Hae-il Park, Yeong-gi Jeong, Hye-jeong Kang
Green Tea (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Yuan Zhang
Stars: Wen Jiang, Wei Zhao, Lijun Fang
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, Takashi Miike
Nymph (2009)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An urban husband and wife travel to the jungle and learn just how precious their relationship is.

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Porntip Papanai, Wanida Termthanaporn
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young working woman has to follow obscure advice by an old sage in order to prevent a worst-case scenario. A returning nightmare of a family home built by her deceased mother for the ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Stars: Fay Atsawet, Phaibunkiat Khiaogao, Ray MacDonald
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Also called Kiss me, Kill me A contract killer's life gets complicated when he fails to kill his target, a girl who wants to die because of a bad break-up.

Directors: Yang Jong-Hyun, Jong Hyeon Yang
Stars: Hyeon-jun Shin, Hye-jeong Kang, Hye-ok Kim
Showtime (2010)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Stanley Kwan
Stars: Angie Chiu, Chao Deng, Wei Fan
Sad Vacation (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kenji, abandoned by his mother, scrapes out a meager existence doing odd jobs including driving bar hostesses and their customers home. Besides this he takes care of the sister of an old ... See full summary »

Director: Shinji Aoyama
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Eri Ishida, Yuka Itaya
San tiao ren (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The protagonist is Asano who has had an amazing memory since his youth spent in Okinawa. Words have tangible shapes, tastes and colours for him. This goes so far that he is not even able to... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Doyle
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Georgina Hobson, Christa Hughes
Girlfriends (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young woman suspects her new boyfriend of infidelity and discovers that he actually has two other girlfriends. She meets the other women and the three of them become best friends.

Director: Seok-beom Kang
Stars: Tae-kyeong Ahn, Soo-bin Bae, Dae-un Baek
Drama | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Shinji Imaoka
Stars: Sawa Masaki, Yoshirô Umezawa, Ai Narita
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Kyoji
...
Noi
...
Monk
Maria Cordero ...
Maria
Toon Hiranyasap ...
Wiwat
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Lizard
Hideki Jitsuyama ...
Kyoji's Father
Tomono Kuga ...
Seiko
Hiro Sano ...
Hideki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vant Banditnopparat ...
Colleague 2
Chatchaj Bunditwetchakorn ...
Taxi Driver
Lei Ju Fong ...
Maria's compund staff
Woon Ling Hau ...
Old Lady
Nukun Hongthong ...
Thai Thug 1
Vararuk Kumprom ...
Man
Edit

Storyline

After killing his boss's girlfriend (with whom he was having an affair) on his boss's orders, a man (Asano) is sent from Macau to Thailand in an attempt to escape the consequences of his crime and to cover it up. But the relocation doesn't prevent his problems from following him, as his new friends could be potential enemies. Written by mr noise

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

2 March 2006 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Vagues invisibles  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,239 (Hong Kong) (26 May 2006)

Gross:

$12,621 (Hong Kong) (2 June 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Opening film for 2006 Bangkok International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Kyoji: Are you really a monk?
Monk: My father was.
See more »

Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Expectations
12 February 2009 | by (IN) – See all my reviews

Almost every review here compares this film to Last Life in the Universe. While that's certainly a great film, there's really no reason to compare the two. Despite some obvious similarities (mainly in the pacing and cinematography), this film has absolutely nothing in common with that film. So...

I found Invisible Waves to be an extremely entertaining film that, on the surface, doesn't appear to do much of anything. While a lot of people will dismiss the film as slow and pointless, I found the pace just about right for this type of film... and perhaps it was to the credit of the charisma of the star of the film but I never found it "boring". The plot is extremely simple and, indeed, not a lot happens. You can pretty much sum up the entire film in a few sentences. But that doesn't make the film bad... Actually, you kind of have to look in between the lines of this film, because there is a lot going on that the film doesn't seem to convey... it doesn't beat you over the head with its message. It doesn't need to. It's a very ambient, dreamy, quiet film, and 2 minute shots of waves crashing and the lead character sitting and staring into space probably won't win this film many fans, but I loved it.

This is mainly for fans of, yes, "Art house" cinema, people who place the importance of image over an involving storyline. So, it's probably not for most people. But a lot of these reviews are way off base and seem intent to criticize the film solely for the fans it may potentially appeal to or how "disappointing" it is compared to Last Life in the Universe. Put aside all expectations and just watch the film. You'll probably be surprised. I personally love quiet, dreamy films with sparse dialog so this was right up my alley. But I can't speak for everyone.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie is FABULOUS. kurt_afterlife
censored tenhead
Is it better than 6ixty9ine? Please say yes. bingham_bryant
How hot is this gonna be!!!.. orama
Trailer Now Online! ViperVisor
Faulty print in Toronto? saareman
Discuss Invisible Waves (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?