Films

Cek Toko Sebelah (2016)

“Check the Store Next Door” 

Director & Writer: Ernest Prakasa
Stars: Ernest Prakasa, Dion Wiyoko, Kin Wah Chew

Right when everything is going well for Erwin, his father falls sick and asks him to drop everything and help out at the family store disappointing Yohan, his irresponsible older brother.

★★✮☆☆

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Films

Da Co Hoai Lang: Hello Vietnam (2017)

Director: Quang Dung Nguyen
Stars: Linh Hoài, Vo Hoai Linh, Chi Tai

Da Co Hoai Lang is a sad story happened in the course of 1 day. Ong Tu escaped from the nursing home to go home and celebrate his wife’s death anniversary. The granddaughter at home is not happy with this. Ong Nam is Ong Tu’s friend, who came over, and they talk about how they grew up together, loved the same girl and now met each other on a foreign land. They both celebrate their first love’s death anniversary. Because of the gap in generation and the difference in culture, Ong Tu and Tammy (his granddaughter) got into a fight. Ong Tu and Ong Nam left the house and goes into the snow storm to find comfort else where.

★★★✮☆

I’ve been looking for films with plot sad enough to make me cry. This is one of those. Also, great cinematography.

 

Films

Seven Something (2012)

Seven Something tells various love stories from three generations at different ages: 14, 21 and 42. In the first part, the relationship of a teenage couple is altered by the power of social networking. In the second part, an acting couple’s relationship is put to test as fame takes its toll. In the last episode, a 42 year old reporter encounters a tragic loss in her life; when she meets a young marathon runner, her life is changed forever.

★★★☆☆

Films

One Day (2016)

Director: Banjong Pisanthanakun
Stars: Chantavit Dhanasevi, Nittha Jirayungyurn, Theerapat Sajakul

Denchai, an IT specialist, doesn’t get along with his co-workers well. He falls in love with Noui, a co-worker who he thought was different from the others. But apparently, the person is an adulterer with her boss who is already married. Then one day, they all went on a trip to Japan and at the end of the trip, Noui decided to commit suicide due to recently discovered that her boss will not get a divorce with his wife but failed and resulted in her losing her short term memory for a day. Denchai then decides to put this opportunity to good use by telling Noui that they are in love.

★★✮☆☆

Promising plot, but it was dragging. The story was just stretched far too long.