Decision To Leave (2022)

Park Chan-Wook directs Tang Wei, Park Hae-Il and Lee Jung-hyun in this Korean police thriller where a middle aged police detective begins to fall for the suspect in a mysterious death.

The kinda movie where the pattern of the background wallpaper is more cinematic than most franchise movies. Tang Wei is utterly enthralling as the untrustworthy immigrant beauty. Feels very much like they came up with the memorable, highly symbolic, ending and worked backwards. Very dense plotting and production design. There are some Asian social mores and language quirks that get lost in translation… huge swathes where you might need to double check back on what has happened. Probably will work better on rewatch. But essentially it boils down to a longer, sweeter yet bleaker Vertigo (1958) or Basic Instinct. I have a lot of time for that mood, and I certainly will retry something cut from such high quality cloth.


Perfect Double Bill: Sea Of Love (1989)

My wife and I do a podcast together called The Worst Movies We Own. It is available on Spotify or here


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