The shocking truth revealed 15 years later by the girl kidnapped by a lolicon man
A movie recommendation, which boasts an extremely shocking topic, is receiving high praises by audiences and critics alike.
There is a movie that even director Bong Joon Ho of Parasite was jealous of because it is too well-made. In particular, it was “The Wandering Moon”, which is based on Yuu Nagira’s same-named novel and directed by Lee Sang Il. The film, which was officially invited to the 23rd Jeonju International Film Festival World Cinema, has received favorable reviews.
“The Wandering Moon” boasts a world-class production team, including director Lee Sang Il of “Rage”, cinematographer Hong Kyung Pyo of “Parasite”, art director Yohei Taneda of “Kill Bill”, and lighting director Yuki Nakamura of “Love Letter”.
Actress Hirose Suzu, the “nation’s younger sister” of Japan who previously worked with Lee Sang Il in “Rage”, also returned in “The Wandering Moon”. Here, she boasts impressive mature acting, as well as expressions that seem to have reached the pinnacle of one’s acting career.
Meanwhile, the male lead is played by Matsuzaka Tori, a talented actor who worked hard despite originally debuting as a model. He has been recognized for a brilliant appearance in “The Journalist”, which starred Shim Eun Kyung, and is known to have lost 10kg for “The Wandering Moon”.
Overall, “The Wandering Moon” shows another form of love between Fumi (Matsuzaka Tori), a young man who was branded as a pedophile kidnapper 15 years ago, and Sarasa (Hirose Suzu), the girl who was his alleged victim. It is important to note that there are more to a story than what meets the eyes, and the same can be said for this movie, which shows two people abandoned in the world being saved through each other’s presence.
The process of discovering the other person, saving them, and regaining oneself is beautifully portrayed in “The Wandering Moon”, which flows calmly during the running time of 151 minutes. There is just a magical power that keeps the audience glued to the screen, and in the end, the relationship between Sarasa and Fumi cannot be expressed nor concluded in any words such as love, will, trust, friendship, or bond.
Fumi and Sarasa are both starved for love and become each other’s alternate family. The love between the two of them builds up solidly despites controversy, and pose a sweet poetry if purely observed.
On the last weekend of February, when the slightly sweet smell of spring is approaching, there’s a slightly different movie recommendation in the name of “The Wandering Moon”. The beautiful mise-en-scène and images of nature such as wind, light, shadows, birds, mountains, lakes, etc. will make sure to soften one’s heart.