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It's great to hear that the shooting has concluded for the Ferryman. Can't wait to hear about the release date.
This is billed as a comedy. I hope that both Tony and Takeshi has enjoyed working together again in a fun environment, since they seemed to genuinely appreciate each other and have great on screen chemistry.
Even though ChungKing Express was the first time they shared leads, their first real collaboration was Confession of Pain (2006). Today, I'd like to share a few thoughts on this movie.
First, I liked the acting by both male leads. Takeshi's Bong is persistent and smart, yet deeply wounded. He gave up some parts of his life after a personal tragedy, but he just can't stop digging for the truth. Takeshi gave a really layered performance.
Tony's character started out as a good boss from the first scene, but quickly shocked me with his violence. unlike usual detective movies, the the suspense was not about who-done-it, but about when Bong will find out, and when we will find out the motive. It was good to see Tony's character change, sometimes gradually, sometimes suddenly.
Second, I really like The interesting character, Bong. His inner journey after a sudden tragedy seemed to be a straight decent into alcoholism. He gave up on his career and gave up on his health. One thing that seems to consume him is his dogged investigation of WHY. To the audience, his doggedness is almost a sign of madness. He most likely would never find out. And the more he digs, the less he can move on. Yet, truth, however horrible, is preferred by a character like Bong. Because truth can be understood, and once understood, Bong has the best chance to move on and heal. I really like how realistic this character is, not one-dimensional as just a damaged person, or just a real strong person who can pull himself out of a depression.
In the end, Bong is really a strong person. He dealt with his own anger, jealousy, and guilt, and choose to move on and forgive.
A hopeful message to all.