I have not read the book and as quoted from the story I saw this film "without prejudice" and found it excellent. It is not a perfect movie but it was based on a great story and the director told this story very well. The main cast did a fine job. It is slow paced as most historical dramas but was able to draw you into the mesmerizing tale set within a turbulent time.
The Garden of Evening Mists (2019) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Garden of Evening Mists (2019) 1080p
The Garden of Evening Mists is a movie starring Angelica Lee, Hiroshi Abe, and Sylvia Chang. 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...
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The Synopsis for The Garden of Evening Mists (2019) 1080p
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.
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May not be as good as the book but still an excellent movieReviewed byparrotbrandjuiceVote: 9/10
Beyond tedious and weird. The book is infinitely better. I went to see this with a group of friends and unanimously we considered it a boring waste of time. The cinematography was reasonable, the actors are good, but the overall production proved you can take a good book and turn it into a tedious film which over-focuses on the wrong sub-plots and scenes and omits what probably should have been included. What makes this particularly frustrating, is that the geo-period of history it was set in was so intriguing - a lost opportunity!
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.