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You have to see it for the camera work and editing and violent special effects. It really does dazzle and there is lots of techno in the soundtrack. To be honest this little gem from Thailand simply mashes most Hollywood action flicks. Great!
A deaf hitman goes about killing for pay, but stumbles on to a young girl(Premsinee Ratanasophacan) who sees past his handicap and the two fall for each other. Then he takes work home with him, showing the young girl his violent side(aimed at some confronting punks, not her) and coupled with the death of his friend and coworker, his seemingly intact world starts to fall apart.
I won't go on any further and spoil the film for you, but none of it's unexpected or totally new. Still, I don't regret watching the film and wouldn't mind purchasing the DVD simply because, when viewed just as a fim and not some new hope or whatever, it's a good movie.
Definately worth a rent and if you love movies like Leon, Ghost Dog or Fallen Angels, you might want to pick this one up.
So if you like action movies with a bit of a love story angle and dont mind doing a little reading you will most likely enjoy it. The sound trac is quite good as well.
The film has been compared (ridiculously) to John Woo and Wong Kar-Wai, presumably because it is an excessively violent thriller, and tries to salvage romance and poetry from the detritus of urban post-modernism. But it has neither the rhythm, grace or sense of a choreographed whole of the former, or the risk-taking intelligence of the latter. A more accurate comparison might be with the thrillers of Brian de Palma - there is the same laborious, bombastic staging of set-pieces in which characters (including obligatory, vulnerable children) and space are shot from every possible angle in order to telegraph 'suspense'. But the Pang Bros. lack even de Palma's technical nous - they expend so much effort fumbling with complicated montages they forget to pay attention to the basics of framing a shot, and so their craft seems, on this fundamental level, inept.
The film begins well enough with a lavatory murder caught on CCTV, the clean, steely rattle of the gun splicing through the grainy black and white.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very similar to the same title of the movie with Nicholas Cage. Different in the ending and minor plots. Guy is a hitman who falls in love. Regrets what he's done. Etc.Published on January 16, 2014 by Barry A. Wrenick
I expected more action in the movie. The acting was sort of average and the story had no continuity. It wasn't fascinating.Published on October 5, 2013 by EmeraldLion
Typical hit man movie. Lots of shoot outs and action. The Characters are interesting enough to push it to 4 stars.Published on August 23, 2013 by Mr. Smith
Some movies aren't worth the time to watch. I generally like Thai movies, but this one was crap and not worth your time.Published on August 7, 2013 by Michael Cooper
This film was worth watching, but be prepared if you've already seen the version with Nicolas Cage. This version has lower production values, as you would expect, and you have to... Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by George M.
I didnt like anything about this flick.Title has Bangkok so I kinda expect to see city once in a while--no luck. Read morePublished on August 7, 2011 by Alex Ferdman
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*The photography is generally okay. It presents some imagery that is really fantastic. Other times, it seems a bit dull. All around, it's interesting. Read more
But i did like it. You can tell it was shot with a low budget it almost looks like its real footage shot with a video camera. Read morePublished on September 22, 2008 by Moe Mentum
It's easy to understand why this movie marked the new quality standards for Thaï movies, and Thaï movies have won fame and respect all around the world. Read morePublished on August 31, 2008 by Jose Zavala
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