Limbo

2021 [CN]

Drama

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IMDb Rating 7.2 10 625

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Hiroyuki Ikeuchi as Akira Yamada
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1.06 GB
1280*536
chi 2.0
NR
24 fps
1 hr 58 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by starman_vagabond 7 / 10

Sin City meets film noir?

Limbo is probably of one of the boldest attempt to put HK well-known crime drama along with the film noir genre. There were in the past many fine example of local production of gruesome and gritty crime stories and yet, Limbo pushes the envelope even further. The movie seems to actively asking audience not only looking at the stunning yet very harsh black and white visuals, but to sense the desperation of the characters, the smell of non-stop rain from trashy industrial buildings, as well as the out casts of our society but also the very places that they had to put up with. It is as if the movie theatre can release a fragrant of the movie, it would be, as what the main protagonist described, the smell of rubbish. Then perhaps, it could have also been the smell of real Hong Kong. Gone are the glorious and glamour of high rises and luxury apartments, replaced the harsh realty of daily grinning in an industrial, often chaotic mix of poor areas with out casts who had long been neglected.

The set design of film alone would have worth the trip to the theatre but oddly enough it was the characters' development which feel a bit of a let down. The English title does it justice to prescribe the state of mind of characters, whether it is Liu who mentally broke down because of his injured wife or Wang Tao, the young poor girl who is literally crying for her redemption, or the new smart looking Ren Kai who suffer from physical pain from his wisdom teeth (hence the Chinese title). We would want to know a bit more of their past to gain even more sympathy on their pain. The build up of the antagonist is probably one of the weaker point since all the suspense and industrial garbage land setting, leading up to the finale, could have been more meaningful if only the audience can know more about his origin and back story. Indeed, the "hand" motif could have been further explored and drill for deeper sub text through out the film. This is also why the antagonist felt a bit underdeveloped, especially through earlier scenes that he would have been a very suspenseful character. Then again, the slow developments of characters can be almost forgiven by one of the most gritty fight scenes in HK cinema in the finale and the sadness and suffering from each of the main casts can be finally released and cleansed through the heavy rain and blood.

Reviewed by g-89622 8 / 10

Desperate Hong Kong

It is rare to use black and white images to present Hong Kong's urban space, and the lights of thousands of homes are also gloomy and desperate. The tyrannical police detective, the weak female, the broken left hand, the painful wisdom teeth, and the playable setting make the movie full of tension. Hong Kong, under Zheng Baorui's black-and-white lens, is a city we rarely see on the big screen: it is not so much a city as a huge garbage dump. Never seen that much trash in one movie, even documentaries on the subject of picking up trash are hard to compare. Black and white are black, there is no clean place, there is no clean person.

Reviewed by j_movie 9 / 10

some feelings

Fully in line with expectations. Like bomb disposal expert 2, when you think it's just a job, young directors in Hong Kong who have experienced on the set will prove their strength with their works. In particular, Zheng Baorui has been tied too deeply by the label of "bad film" in recent years, making people forget how dark and fierce his image was in those years. Wisdom teeth is not so much Hui Yong's work as the talent that has been hidden in his blood. It seems that the three parts, including journey to the west, need to be re examined. Under the black-and-white color, the regionality of Hong Kong is blurred. It seems that Hong Kong has become a city of sin. It is almost breathless with endless violence, massacre and humiliation. However, the more such a place is, the more it can produce some light of human nature. The moving part of wisdom teeth is precisely here. Liu Zhongxuan, who is cold outside and hot inside, Wang Tao, who is ill fated, and Ren Kai, who has finally grown up by "pulling out his wisdom teeth", all three main characters are waiting for the moment of self redemption. Unfortunately, Ren Kai's line is really weak, otherwise he can get real five stars.

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