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When a family moves to Laddaland, an upscale housing development with large, beautiful homes, they discover life in their new neighborhood isn't so perfect when they encounter a series of ... See full summary »
Conjoined at birth, Anjana and Sanjana were twin sisters who lived by one promise made to each other - 'We will always be together. We will never separate'. Mysterious circumstances lead to... See full summary »
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"ALONE" tells the story of Pim who moved from Thailand to Korea to escape the guilt of being the surviving half of a conjoined twin. Flashbacks to Pim's childhood show how the bittersweet relationship with her sister, and their commitment to stay together forever, transforms into a repressive bond that ultimately leads to a separation. After she returns to visit her dying mother, the spirit of her dead sister angrily thrusts herself into Pim's life. Written by
The dates shown in twin's tombstone refer to the Thai Calendar, which is based on the birth of Buddha and have a 543 years difference to occidental calendar. The sisters have born in 2518 BE what corresponds to 1975 AD; Pim has died in 2533 BE (1990 AD). The events depicted in the movie took place in 2549 BE (2006 AD) since that's Ploy's date of death. See more »
The pulse-rate shown on the electro-cardiogram for Pim's mother does not reflect a normal human pulse-rate. See more »
On the one hand, I like the idea of a cojoined twin who died when being separated by an operation coming back to haunt her surviving sibling. And there is certainly plenty of angst to go around as we discover more about their past, and their connection to the man they both loved. Plus, that twist near the end is a doozie.
On the other, it's laden with cheap, unimaginative frights which only work intermittently. Also, the action moves at a snail's pace... so by the time the big JUMP moment happens, you've probably lost interest anyway. The characters lack definition and purpose... And it's hard to take them seriously with names like Pim and Ploy anyway. In the worst case, as a girl is wheeled into the hospital calling out repeatedly for her boyfriend Wee, what is supposed to be an emotional moment turns into a guffawing contest.
So, while I enjoyed the concept and set-up, some of the execution leaves something to be desired. Overall, a middle of the road 5/10.
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