Gone with the Light

2019 [CHINESE]

Drama / Mystery / Romance

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IMDb Rating 6.3 10 341

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Reviewed by kennethkrabat 10 / 10

Heartbreaking commentary on love after LOVE.

This is an AMAZING movie. Well acted, well written, well directed and well edited with no flaws that I can see or recognise. A pearl of a movie with lots of friction, where the pain of watching makes the writing relevant to the bone.

At its core it is an eternally relevant, social commentary on life in the aftermath of what appears to be divine rejection following a metaphysical event (a white light over a Chinese city "taking" all those, who are "truly in love", leaving only those behind, who do not feel that connection with anyone yet or anymore).

We follow several characters' reactions to the apparent divine "weighing and found wanting" of the majority of people having thought themselves in love. A simply brilliant concept: How does one face one's self-deception, when the mask appears to have been torn of without mercy by some powers of godlike proportions?

In one heartbreaking scene our central protagonist is trying to persuade a whole party of similarly "left behinds" of his marital perfection - that his wife was actually in a different city, when the light took other people in real love.

Its simply an excellent, brilliant, amazing and heartbreaking commentary on modern expectations AND depiction of facets of love - without the romance and oft "glorified" physical passion and desire of falling in love.

I cannot recommend it enough to those, who ever doubted their own love towards someone, or felt it change into something less glamorous than in the moveis...

10/10.

Reviewed by huh_oh_i_c 8 / 10

Chinese no-to-low special effect scifi studies dramatic psychological impact

The premisse of this movie is similar to that of TV series "The Leftovers". All of a sudden, a blinding light strikes 150 cities around the globe and millions of people disappear into thin air, in front of their friends and families eyes. It soon becomes clear that at least three quarters of them are romantic couples, married or unmarried. Because not all married couples disappear, the rumour arises that only those couples with 'true love' disappeared, or some say, gone to heaven. The movie focuses on three story lines. The married teacher Wu Wenxue (Bo Huang), office worker Li Nan (Luodan Wang) and the debt-collecting small time crook Kuai Zi (Bai-Ke). Teacher Wu thinks, like many people that there must be something wrong with his marriage, because they didn't disappear. He was pretty happy before the incident, but gradually it becomes clear his marriage was loveless. Officeworker Li Nan didn't have any such illusions, she was actually at city hall, waiting for her adultering husband, in order to get a divorce. Criminal Kuai Zi was waiting outside for his partner who was beating up a victim, when the victim disappeared. Starting with the last one, this is the least convincing and interesting story line. The Kuai gets very upset with his gangland buddy for freaking out about the disappearence of his victim under his hands. Anybody would freak out, it's not made clear why this freak out upsets Kuai so much. It gets more interesting when the two romantic story lines are explored. Teacher Wu's marriage suffers, also because the incidence stopped a promotion he was getting. The promotion now goes to a man who's wife is disappeared, out of pity it seems. Wu tries fraud in order to prove that he and his wife also have true love, but she just didn't disappear because she was out of town. But the school quickly sees through his scheming, and his wife is embarrassed in public. The third story line of Li Nan is the most interesting. She and his mistress embark upon a journey to find out which woman he disappeared with. To say more would be spoilering.

Twelve years after 'The man from Earth (2007)', Chinese filmmakers have discovered one can make dramatically interesting 'sci-fi' movies, without any or much special effects. This is a good thing.

Reviewed by bookswapmail 10 / 10

Subtly Tragic and Surprisingly Raw

This movie is worth the watch! If you appreciate films with creative plots and a variety of dimensional characters, watch this movie! This movie questions what it is to love, and to be loved, something rarely questioned so literally.

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