During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
A lonely construction worker from China goes missing at a Singapore land reclamation site, and a sleepless police investigator must put himself in the mind of the migrant to uncover the truth beneath all that sand.
The Chief of Construction Committee leaps to his death from a tall building. Yang Jiadong, a rookie cop begins investigating it. Forced out of his job and to the safety of Hong Kong, he endeavors to discover the truth.
Luo Hongwu returns to Kaili, the hometown from which he fled 12 years earlier. As memories of an enigmatic and beautiful woman resurface - a woman he loved and whom he has never been able to forget - Luo Hongwu begins his search for her. Past and present, reality and dream interweave in Bi Gan's stunningly beautiful and highly innovative film noir.Written by
The marketing of the film was met with major controversy after its opening. The marketing of this art film was targeted massively towards the general public, instead of art film lovers. The film opened on December 31, 2018 since it was the last day of the year and it was intended to be "a good event to celebrate the new year". It was estimated that a lot of people went to see the film without knowing that this is an art house film. This resulted in major backlash as netizens complained against the film, as well as calling the ones who appreciated it "jia wenyi (phony-artistic)". The film earned 38 million USD on the first day of opening, yet the box office of the second day was decreased by 96%. See more »
Dreams rise up and I wonder if my body is made of hydrogen. And then my memories would be made of stone.
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A strange dream - a very low key "mind-blow" in 1/2 3D
This movie is so much like a dream, that like a dream, I've already forgotten most of it just an hour later. It's not completely uninteresting, but to the casual viewer, the "story" lacks coherence, especially as it approaches an ending.
My biggest complaint: the camerawork, which might have been amazing (especially in the second half), is almost unseeable because it is so dark - made darker by the polarizing filters over the projector, even during the first half, and darker still when you put on your 3D glasses for the 2nd half.
I was really hoping the movie would become brighter and livelier in the 3D section, but in fact, when the man walks into the 3D theatre, he falls asleep, so we are not seeing the 3D movie, but rather, his 3D dream during the 3D movie he didn't see.
I honestly can't decide if I'm glad I saw it, but if this was the last movie on Earth, I would definitely see it again!
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