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It is an unusual day for the remote and isolated Desire Village. A mysterious Taoist priest brings a magical equipment that can erase one's memory. Since then, all the villagers have forgotten their past, living "happily ever after", while the dangerous plot behind their back is just about to be unveiled.Written by
Quirky, strange, and what was that there all about?
This is one of the strangest, most unique, quirky, unusual... well, you get the idea.
I won't spoil a second of it, because there is no telling what tiny reveal might ruin the movie for someone. I give it 6 stars because it has a unique story and holds interest all the way through, but unfortunately has a rather weak ending.
The main actress was beautiful and talented and in my opinion the real saving grace of the film. She did very well in all aspects of the personality shifts they put her through. For me she brought the only actual comedic laugh in the whole film.
The rest of the cast was just nuts. I'm sure they had a lot of fun making this. The directing was excellent considering the context of the story. This is dark humor, fairly well-done. If not for the anti-climactic ending I could have rated it higher.
The real problem with the film is that it really says nothing. It is cohesive, holds the storyline most of the way through, and makes sense (kinda). It's just that it does't really have much to say about anything. It's understood that not every film has to teach a lesson or even have a point. It's just that one keeps expecting this whole convoluted story to wind up somewhere... and it just doesn't. About all one can say in the end is "Well, that was certainly strange".
Worth watching? Honestly, I can't really say... and that pretty much sums it up.
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