Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이

Death and despair are often ways to find each other, just like the despair of these parents and this young boy. This Korean movie shows every side of a gruesome story. Playing at Cinemasia 2018 this poster caught my attention and I right away bought my ticket to see it. Here’s our review.

Name: Last Child
Also known as: 살아남은 아이 (sal-anam-eun ai)
Director: SHIN Dong-seok
Produced by:  Jeongju JE 제정주
Distributor: ATO Co.ltd
Release date: October 12, 2017
Running time: 123 minutes
Genre: Drama, Suspense

Synopsis:
This heartrending drama follows two grieving parents who lavish affection on the teenager their son died saving.

Sung-cheol (Choi Moo-seong) and his wife Mi-sook (Kim Yeo-jin) are trying to pick their lives back up after losing their son. After witnessing Ki-hyun (Seong Yu-bin), the boy that their son died trying to save, getting bullied, Sung-cheol decides to take the boy under his wing in his interior design company. However, the relationship between them becomes strained when unexpected new facts concerning the son’s cause of death come to the surface.

Echoing the brooding psychological suspense of the Dardennes Brother’s THE SON, Shin Dong-seok’s impressive debut navigates complex emotions surrounding grief and forgiveness.

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Review and Conclusion
Grade: 7/10
This movie took a while to get going but when I did I absolutely loved it, I cried and smiled. I hoped things would go well in the end but then.. it just ended.
The movie ended with so many questions left unanswered… and I need those answers…DIRECTOR GIVE ME ANSWERS!!

However bad that left me frustrated overall the movie was just what I liked about it, dark and broody where seemingly nobody ends up being happy in the end.. but only the director knows!

My verdict however is if you love suspension movies, watch this one! Really you should! It took me two days to shake the thought of the movie and in my book that’s a good movie!

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