Watch: 夕霧花園 2019 123movies, Full Movie Online – A survivor of a brutal Japanese internment camp, Teoh Yun Ling has been working with the Malaysian authorities punish the Japanese war criminals for several years. She despises the Japanese for killing her younger sister, but to pay tribute to her soul she travels to the highlands to visit the renowned gardener Nakamura Aritomo. Aritomo refuses to work for Yun Ling but instead takes her in as an apprentice so that she can build her own garden. Residing in the tea room, Yun Ling begins working at The Garden of Evening Mists and learns to design a garden. Yet outside of the Malaysian jungle, another war is waging in Malaysia in a continued state of emergency. Malay nationalists are fighting the British for independence, while communist guerillas are brutally killing farmers, miners, and their families in every way they can to gain control over the regions..
Plot: A woman seeking a quiet life in post-World War II British Malaya finds love and a common interest in gardening with a mysterious Japanese man.
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An ernest effort
This movie should be lauded for ambition. Tackling an issue like comfort women isn’t going to be easy. Compound it with other heavy weights like loyalty, independence, then adding intrigues like the gold of Yamashita and trying to present them in a digestible package under 2 hours, the problem is obvious. The central love theme could not be developed convincingly. In a more assured hand like Ozu, the quiet scenes could have been really evocative. With some one like Kurosawa, the tension of the hanging, violence of rape or unstated pressure of recall etc would have been palpable. Instead it is presented rather without emotion. Even the pain of the tattoo just could not lift beyond the screen. But credit must be given to the producers and director for their attempt. Sufficient time has passed for the history of WW2 to be visited with an objective eye. Hope HBO would continue to put their resources into making such movies.
A few interesting moments but the romance is agonizingly boring
The interesting parts of this film are the war time Japanese atrocities in Malaysia and the communist insurgency against the British Colonials. The romance is heavy handed and agonizingly boring in parts. The only funny part is when she asks him Must you always talk like that? Direction isn’t good because the story isn’t clear. It’s quite confusing and he ending isn’t clear. The filming is quite beautiful though. The English subtitles are useful because the Japanese star Abe’s English diction isn’t easy to understand – sounds like Ken Watanabe.
Original Language zh
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Tom Lin
Writer Richard Smith, Twan Eng Tan
Actors Angelica Lee, Hiroshi Abe, Sylvia Chang
Country Malaysia, United Kingdom
Awards 5 wins & 18 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Cooke Anamorphic/i and Angenieux Optimo A2S Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K) (3.4K)
Cinematographic Process /i Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema