Bao lie wu sheng (2017)

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Bao lie wu sheng: Directed by Yukun Xin. With Wu Jiang, Yang Song, Wenkang Yuan, Hu An. A young boy tends sheep on a hillside in Northern China goes missing. His mute father looks for him with a special way of solving problems: Fisticuffs.

“For the last couple of months, I have been thrilled and admire how powerful the silence (usage of less dialogues) and sounds can be in todayu0026#39;s films. They say that – Actions Speak Louder Than Words. For example, u0026quot;the Tribeu0026quot; Ukrainian powerful drama about deaf teenagers, or u0026quot;All is Lostu0026quot; intense 105minutes by Robert Redford who tries to stay alive. Or even recent hit u0026quot;a quiet placeu0026quot; where a family forced to communicate through sign language in order to survive. In all these films audience could feel the dialogues by beautiful performances by main characters. The Chinese u0026quot;Wrath of Silenceu0026quot; had similar effect on me.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTo be honest I was surprisingly interested in the Chinese u0026quot;Wrath of Silenceu0026quot;, for me watching foreign films sometimes can be challenging, following the film and subtitles sometimes can be annoying. but after watching the half of the Xin Yukunu0026#39;s u0026quot;Wrath of Silenceu0026quot; I found myself locked in it.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe u0026quot;Wrath of Silenceu0026quot; is very well-executed thriller that gets more interesting as it goes. As an audience we all can feel for the main protagonist who is looking for his son. This unfortunate and hopeless quest is supported by powerful moments, bone-crunching action and dark humor. u0026quot;Wrath of Silenceu0026quot; also have great storytelling, sound effects and beautifully crafted cinematography. Each shot worth thinking and analyzing twice. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe only flaws for me was the pace of the first half. I believe it was too slow and very long, and ending could be a little better, more artistic and more meaningful rather than just having kid drawing what happened. I wish we could see him drawing before a little by little and trying to tell what happened instead he was just creepy wearing the mask.”

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