The first exhibition of the Cannes Film Festival was well received after the screening, and many audiences stood up and applauded for up to 8 minutes; Sweeping the awards, nominating for the Palme d'Or and Best Director in the main competition unit, and then winning the Best Director Award, once again proved the high quality of the film.
What movie organizers and fans have such high ratings? The answer is the suspense romance film "The Determination to Break Up" directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Tang Wei. The former is a top korean director, and his works "Miss", "Old Boy" and "Kind Gold" have all received super high praise in the industry, and the lens language is very amazing and sophisticated, and it has its own violent aesthetic shooting method;
The latter is a well-known actor in China, and "Color Ring" became famous in one fell swoop to let the audience see the unique beauty of oriental women, and followed up starring in high-profile works such as "Beijing Meets Seattle" and "Late Autumn". The two worked together to bring a very shocking audition experience to the audience.
The story begins with a high-energy, high-energy case of an adult male peak falling to death. The suspect is his wife Ruilai (Tang Wei), a Chinese woman smuggled to South Korea; The person in charge of investigating the case is the criminal police officer Jang Hae-joon (Park Hae-il), one of the police officers in the police department who are best at investigating cases.
Because of the deceased's interpersonal relationships, the evidence at the scene, and Rayleigh's perfect alibi, the case was judged to be suicide. At the same time, Zhang Haijun was deeply attracted by Ruilai, who was full of brokenness and mystery during the investigation, so even if he finally learned the fact that "Ruilai killed her husband", he still violated his professional ethics and chose to conceal it, and even told Ruilai the way to destroy the evidence: throw the mobile phone containing the evidence of the murder into the sea.
Because the truth of the murder case was revealed and the flame of love that the two had just lit was extinguished, Zhang Haijun chose to leave and go to another place with the sea to live, and more than 400 days passed.
On an ordinary day, Ruilai and Zhang Haijun met again. The past is repeated, and the next day re-encounter, Rayleigh's husband is found dead again. This time, Zhang Haijun can no longer choose to bury the fact that Ruilai killed people, and the police and the criminal suspect are happy with each other's emotional settings, and the tragic sense of the story is becoming more and more intense...
The story positioning of "Determination to Break Up" is a suspenseful romance, but honestly speaking, the layout of the suspense narrative line is very weak. From the moment Rayleigh's husband died, the audience guessed that Rayleigh was the murderer. Zhang Haijun looks at Ruilai's eyes with love, and the character setting of the police and the suspect hints at the "tragic ending" at the end of the film.
For this reason, many viewers felt that the film was not as good as expected, so they questioned whether it was too much praise. But if you change your focus and focus on "love narrative line and the ultimate audiovisual language", and go deeper to feel it, you will get a completely different experience.
First of all, the love narrative line, Park Chan-wook uses a lot of shots and lines to present the audience with a moth-like destructive love between Ruilai and Jang Hae-joon -
Ruilai was smuggled to South Korea and was initially in a very precarious situation. Although the first husband was older, he did not care about Ruilai's embarrassment, so Ruilai would marry him. I just didn't expect that my husband had a tendency to domestic violence, and he had to choose to kill with a hand blade; Zhang Haijun nominally has a considerate wife, but in fact, the two are completely at odds from work to life, although they are still together, but they have long lost love.
From the first moment he saw Ruilai, Zhang Haijun knew that Ruilai was the one who could save himself. Unable to hide his passion, the surveillance of criminal suspects has become a voyeuristic spy on people's intimate lives, and the tortured interrogations in the interrogation room have become hidden appointments to invite Ruilai to eat high-end sushi; Ruilai knows that Zhang Haijun has come to spy on him, but the loneliness of being in a foreign country makes him sick, knowing that it is surveillance and indulging in such a feeling of being paid attention.
But because the two identities are opposed, love cannot be recognized. So even if Zhang Haijun heals Ruilai's loneliness, Ruilai touches Zhang Haijun's soul and knows what he likes and wants, the two can't be together, it's a pity, but the expected ending,
For the tragic love between the two, Park Chan-wook used many contrasts and metaphors. For example, Ruilai said that his favorite is the sea, but the two cannot become free waves to seek the love they want; Another example is Zhang Haijun's refusal to admit that he likes Ruilai's drill heart because of his identity as a policeman, his inability to violate the shackles of morality and his sense of justice.
Because of the language barrier, most of the time Ruilai and Zhang Haijun need to use a translator to translate Chinese into Korean. But at the end of the film, Ruilai says the only line that was translated into Korean for Hae Joon: The moment you say you love me, your love is over. The moment your love ends, my love begins. Extreme romance, extreme fragmentation, the shock of that moment can not be described, full of stamina.
Not to mention the depiction of audiovisual language. For example, at the beginning, Zhang Haijun's surveillance of Ruilai was to sit in a police car and peep with a telescope one second, and the next second he appeared in the space where Ruilai lived, holding an ashtray for Ruilai to catch the soot that fell from the end of the cigarette. Presenting "The Imaginary World of Zhang Haijun's Hope to Be with Ruilai" from a male perspective full of scrutiny, the artistic lens is full of bears, and love spurts out.
From the beginning of "Color Ring", Tang Wei presented an oriental classical beauty that could not be described in words and was extremely charming. In this "Determination to Break Up", Park Chan-wook's grasp of Tang Weimei is even more absolute, in addition to the classical sense, it also presents an extreme sense of brokenness and destruction -
Knowing the reason why Zhang Haijun fled from himself, he returned to his side with the same case, killed her husband again, and gave Zhang Haijun the opportunity to arrest himself; Knowing that the opposition between the two identities cannot have a happy ending, he is reluctant to let Zhang Haijun forget himself. So after committing another crime, he buried himself in his favorite seaside and became Zhang Haijun's unsolved case, so that Zhang Haijun had to paste her pictures on the wall, and he couldn't sleep all night thinking about her...
The story is poignant and full of charm, the language of the camera is full of artistic sense, and the story is so strong that even if it is several hours after watching the movie, it is still immersed in the tragic ending. Such a stunning "Determination to Break Up" is undoubtedly not to be missed.