Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Silent War (听风者) (2012)

War thriller involving a blind man who becomes an intelligence expert because of his very keen hearing.

It's an espionage drama without espionage, suspense, paranoia, conflicting loyalties, or even dangerous romance. It's a film about ham radios and cryptography that doesn't understand how spy channels work or even how RADIO works.

For a genre that depends on psychological realism and a recognisable real-world, this film has several fundamental failings.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 15 August 2012.

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