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FYI, stars don't really mean much.
Take everything with a grain of salt.
Park Chan-wook films are like visual poetry.
Taking his film apart is (usually) pointless, as it's the summation of all their parts that turns his films into magic. It's like how Wong Kar-wai's nostalgic style can never be copied - it's not about just using his step printing technique, but about where, how, and why he's using it in combination with everything else that's on screen.
In that sense, Decision to Leave is also about experiencing an emotion, and less about watching, hearing, or reading a story.
It's a big bang.
Individually, and on paper, there are things that just shouldn't work. Things that shouldn't amaze, or impress. Things that should distract, take away, diminish, and destroy. Conventions and studies aside, there are things that I just cannot see would add to the film in a positive way.
But somehow, they come together, out of hand of anyone involved, and become its own thing.
Like a big bang, it just...explodes, and forever changes.
Darn it this film…