I’d be self-reliant if I were her, too.
Modern-day slavery. A scathing social criticism of capitalistic pressures, corporate greed and a beaten-down society indifferent or helpless when it comes to the welfare of their peers. Is it a life or an existence when our mental health is sacrificed for a paycheck? Great acting from Bae Doona, who frankly shows off her acting skills and gives a tremendous, subdued performance. Kim Si-eun's characterisation of So-hee is sympathetic. Still, I was particularly impressed by Jeong Hoe-rin, playing the social media…
"In this shit hole of a school, baseball was my only flower. I staked my life on the bat, my dreams on my pitches. Watch me make the spirit of baseball bloom. In the midst of the roaring crowd, a glimpse of my mother's face. Even a fool like me, she's always there to love. Always ready to smile. I love you so much for that."
For kids that break each other's faces and walk around with murderous intent, they sure are a poetic bunch. This film kind of blew me away.
My Toshiaki Toyoda Starter Pack - Film One
Thanks for the recommendation, Jack Russo!
I read in an interview with the director that the film took inspiration from nightmares she was having about her childhood and adolescence. No wonder this film hit me like a ton of bricks. The visceral memories of interpersonal trauma are like daggers in this film. Above all, Eun-hee is incredibly lonely; and every time that she confides in someone, she gets burnt. It's unsurprising then that Eun-hee has fits of rage, given everything that she is put through, and…