Come, reacquaint yourself with Tang Wei
Original Ghost Foot Seven Wanda Movie Life 2022-08-14 11:01 Posted in Beijing
The author of this article is @Ghost Foot Seven of the Xiaowan family
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At this year's Cannes Film Festival, Park Chan-wook brought his new work "The Determination to Break Up".
However, many domestic fans and audiences have noticed this work, and the more important reason is its starring Tang Wei.
The film received a lot of praise at the Cannes Film Festival, and Tang Wei's performance once became one of the candidates for the strength of the Cannes film queen, although it did not win the award in the end, but it was enough to make people full of curiosity about this work.
Xiao Wan will talk about this "Determination to Break Up" that makes you re-acquaint yourself with Tang Wei today.
Although the title is "Breakup", the two protagonists in the story are not lovers, but a more complex and delicate mutual love relationship:
Jang Hae-joon, played by Park Hae-il, is an ordinary front-line policeman who, while investigating a rock climbing crash case one day, meets the widow of the deceased, Song Seo-choi (Tang Wei).
This woman from China not only has no sadness about the death of her husband, but even has a relaxed atmosphere all over her body.
At the same time, the death of the man is full of doubts, and Rui Cai, who has suffered domestic violence for a long time, seems to have sufficient motives for committing the crime.
Haijun thinks that the case is strange and begins to secretly continue to investigate, and at this time, even he himself does not know that what attracts him is not the case itself, but this mysterious woman Song Ruicai.
Strictly speaking, the background of the story of "Determination to Break Up" is a cheesy cheating story, two characters in the story, one is Hai Jun, who lives separately from his wife, meets a widowed exotic woman, she is fragile, mysterious and elegant;
On the Side of Ruicai, as an illegal immigrant, he has been abused by his husband for a long time and does not dare to call the police, and it seems that he has finally gained life and freedom after the death of his husband.
The first half of the story is ostensibly a constant confrontation and investigation between the police and the suspect in order to explore the truth of the case, but at the same time it is also a mutual temptation between a man and a woman.
Park Chan-wook uses editing to clearly convey this sense of coordination between the two people who have a synchronous life through the case, the composition of similarity and the involvement of the relationship between two different places and different characters through the line of sight, and this lens effect is exactly the same as the ambiguous relationship in the story that wants to refuse to return.
As the relationship between the two gets closer and closer, Hae Joon also discovers more and more that Rui Cai may really be the murderer of her husband, and he discovers key evidence step by step, but Hae Joon, who is trapped by love and sympathetic to Rui Cai's suffering, does not arrest Rui Cai in the end, but ends with a breakup.
A year later, Hae Joon, who moved to another small town, once again met Rui Cai and her new husband, and the subsequent story was copied a year ago, Rui Cai's husband "happened to" also die, the case "happened" to be responsible for Hae Joon, and Rui Cai "happened to" be the number one suspect.
The two people face each other as investigators and respondents, but behind so many "accidents", is it really accidental?
The first half of "The Determination to Break Up" is a dangerous relationship around ambiguous scenes, wrapped in the shell of the crime, the two people who are left and right by the guilt of cheating and the case are full of tension in every move.
The first half is "Love but don't dare".
In the second part, although the relationship between the characters and the direction of the story are similar to the previous paragraph, the texture of the film is completely different.
Hae Joon rightfully suspects Seo-choi as the murderer again, but what he doesn't understand is why she always kills people in front of him in his jurisdiction.
Because he couldn't imagine that for Rui Cai, the opportunity to meet him again was to have another case.
Therefore, although the story of the second part is still a relationship between men and women + exposing the case, compared with the previous restraint, the second half is more crazy.
"Maybe I'm trying to be your unresolved case", Ruicai's pathological crazy feelings can only lead to another "breakup" in the end.
"The Determination to Break Up" won the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and the film does perfectly present Park Chan-wook's best visual interpretation of the relationship between strongly conflicted characters.
From the story, "The Determination to Break Up" is not concerned with whether this woman is "guilty" or not, but that she "needs love more". From helping her mother perform euthanasia, to being forced to smuggle herself out of the country, to being abused and abused by her ex-husband, to following the bumps that her second husband ran around.
All this pressure piled up on this woman, whose need for love and understanding eventually overwhelmed her, and she had to take the risk of meeting the man she had once held an umbrella with.
Such themes are not uncommon in Park Chan-wook's previous works, where extreme emotional expression becomes the ultimate weight to change reality, and the fate of the characters often slides with the waves of emotion to an irreparable ending.
Trapped and revenge in "Old Boys", the fate of four people separated by a border line in "Common Security Zone", twisted lust in "Bat", and marital conspiracy in "Miss"...
In "The Determination to Break Up", it is for the unspeakable love that leads to the madness of the step-by-step calculation, in these stories, Park Chan-wook pushes the emotions between people and people, or love or hate, to the extreme of explosion.
Song Ruicai, played by Tang Wei in the film, is undoubtedly the absolute core, although almost all her actions are in the dark, and they are surfaced one by one through Haijun's investigation, but she has mastered the rhythm and style of the story from beginning to end.
From the difficulty of verbal communication because of being a foreigner when he first appeared, to the nervousness of surprise and embarrassment after the reunion, to the confession on the top of the snowy night mountain, and finally the way he disappeared from the world of Hae Joon in a determined way.
It is precisely because of Tang Wei's own Chinese identity that the sense of alienation between the actors and characters that is outside of other people is more natural.
"The Determination to Break Up" is a work tailored for Tang Wei, just as Park Chan-wook built a film space for Kim Min-hee in "Miss" that fully serves her personal charm, and also created a rich character for Tang Wei in "The Determination to Break Up".
Tang Wei's last starring movie was 2019's "Whistleblower", and after more than two years of disobedience, the gorgeous return of Tang Wei brought more different temperaments this time.
After "The Determination to Break Up", Tang Wei and Park Chan-wook and other works will cooperate, and how much room for tang Wei to return to the screen, Xiao Wan and you look forward to it together.
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