After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
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Fox Searchlight Pictures
My ears hear what others cannot hear; small faraway things people cannot normally see are visible to me. These senses are the fruits of a lifetime of longing, longing to be rescued, to be completed. Just as the skirt needs the wind to billow, I'm not formed by things that are of myself alone. I wear my father's belt tied around my mother's blouse, and shoes which are from my uncle. This is me. Just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for what we have come ...
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A tale of an 18 year old girl who's dad dies. Her uncle shows up right after her fathers death and the family dynamic is a treat. The movie follows her, and is a bunch of fun to watch. Just like Park's other films there is a hint of comedy in the movie to keep your uneasiness at bay.
After a day or two to decompress this movie....I loved it! It was a bunch of fun, and kept me hooked the entire time. I love the directorial style that Chan-wook Park brings to all his movies, they are visual masterpieces to watch. This is Park's English debut, and man did he nail it.
I've seen complaints about the story, script, etc. and I have to say...I loved the whole setup. My only complaint was that they introduced a cool aspect to the family that is never explored in the film, and though it comes off as important, never goes anywhere.
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