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To begin with, the events in the story are not all presented in chronological order. The very first scene shown is a critical one, because it explains the hero acquired his strange affliction -- but you won't understand how that scene came about until later, when you are shown what went before. It is not terribly difficult to figure out when an event occurred in the overall timeline, once you realize that the story is jumping around in time, but there is no warning to indicate such transitions, so it isn't always obvious.
The aforementioned affliction is also more than a little weird, and I must confess that I find it terribly difficult to believe that the hero could continue to function or even live a normal life with it. As a premise for a movie though… well, okay, whatever.
There is a "Surprise Twist" a bit before the end that the audience is supposed not to see coming, but I don't know… maybe I have a really good grasp of how writers think, or maybe I'm psychic or something, because I am almost *never* surprised by such things. For example, you know that "Surprise Twist" near the end of the Sixth Sense? Well, I saw that one coming from about 10 minutes into the movie, and I cannot understand why anyone else was shocked by it -- and similarly, the "Surprise Twist" in Headshot seemed terribly obvious and telegraphed to me. Frankly, it seemed so obvious that it left me seriously doubting the protagonist's intelligence, since he *didn't* see it coming.
I will admit that I was a little surprised by the ending itself -- but I was also immensely disappointed by it, which is why I can only give the movie three stars.Read more ›
There are dark movies whose darkness is purposeful. Noir films that are moving more than mysterious. Sad endings that are good endings. Suffering that teaches rather then thrills. Humor that is wicked but inevitable. The dark that is beautiful, regardless it's depths of hopelessness. These are the kinds of films that Pen-Ek Ratanaruang specializes in.
Fon Tok Kuen Fah, which translates to Rain Falling Up the Sky, but is named sensationally Headshot for westerners, is the third film of his I have had the pleasure of viewing. It is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by award winning author Win Lyovarin. Pen-Ek's two earlier works that I have viewed left lasting impressions on me. Ruang Talok 69, or 6ixtynin9 as released in the US, was a dark comedy on level with Pulp Fiction, but more believable. Last Life in the Universe became one of my all time favorite films, one that still haunts me to this day. Headshot will stay with me as well, as a blend of noir, pulp, art-house, and action all wrapped up in political/social commentary paper and bright ribbons of spiritual morality.
To explain Headshot is simple, it has a simple plot. However, like all things beautifully simple, it is hard to do. Nopachai Jayanama plays Tul, a police officer who won't comprise his morals. In the very corrupt climate of Bangkok this gets him into trouble. Part of this trouble is female. Supporting actresses, Chanokporn Sayoungkul playing Tiwa, and Sirin Horwang playing Rin, are the two women that help cause some of this trouble Tul suffers.Read more ›
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If you like stylish, i.e. beautifully composed moody shots with lush natural sounds, then Headshots will be an enjoyable couple of hours. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Edward W.
I would have rated it higher but It was a little confusing to me. Maybe because of the subtitles and the action kind of mixed it up too much for me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph N. O'Donnell
full of action me and hubby enjoyed it was better then expected !Published 1 month ago by LoveGoddess
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