Saturday, October 24, 2009
"Waiting in the Dark" (2006)
Just watched "Waiting in the Dark" (also called "Kurai tokodoro de machiawase") starring Rena Tanaka and Bo-lin (aka Wilson, Baron) Chen. It's a super slow movie, but made me tear up several times. It's about a blind girl living alone and a Chinese-Japanese guy played by Chen (cute!) who hides in her house...without her knowledge. She figures it out slowly and we find out why he is hiding there. This is Chen's first completely Japanese-speaking role. I read he has spoken some already in other films, but he is actually a Taiwanese star. Recommended if you can take the large silences in slow-paced film.