When violence is the only life you know, will love save you or just unravel everything?When violence is the only life you know, will love save you or just unravel everything?When violence is the only life you know, will love save you or just unravel everything?
Khavn doesn't hold back in his love for this story's setting, allowing the viewer to feel at home as he feels when he watches similar stories play out on-screen. The soundtrack is a slew of punk/pop-punk and different variations of the song "Ruined Heart" (made for the film, of course) and can really nestle the viewer's feelings from upbeat to somber, if they tend to be geared toward this style of music. The takeaway here isn't the story - God no - it's too common and going into this (or really many films of this genre) for the story is kind of a mistake. The story is more an excuse to give you these filthy yet tender set pieces, shot beautifully and with care, with physical montages from the actors, all set to invoke the affection for these insane moments in the lives of those who dwell in the criminal underbelly.
Maybe I'm just in the minority here, but "Ruined Heart" was so warm and easy to grasp. I've watched it on many rainy days now and it still hasn't fallen out of style for me. If this review reaches no one, I'd at least like to thank everyone who participated in the making of this film. You've given me something dear.
- Jun 30, 2019