May 29, 2024

In Love and Deep Water 2023 Movie Review

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In Love and Deep Water 2023 Movie Review

The Japanese movie “ Love in Dangerous Waters ” , which is in the genre of thriller, mystery and comedy, was released on Netflix on November 16. The script of the film, directed by Yusuke Taki , was written by Yuji Sakamoto ; While Sakamoto is known for his script ” I’m Crying for Love in the Middle of the World ” , Yusuke Taki is not a director we know. When you type its name into Google, only “ Love in Dangerous Waters ” comes up; probably the first movie he directed…

If this is his first film, we cannot say that it is an unambitious production, although it is not very ambitious; If we say that it is a film that tries to say something, we would be making the most accurate criticism…

A dialogue within the movie! I don’t know if the sentence reminds you of anything, but it reminded me of the famous quote from the movie ” La Haine ” ( The Protest ) , one of the important works of French cinema. “Everything is fine so far ” is exactly the equivalent of “everything is fine as long as the ship does not sink”; So you won’t perceive it as a problem no matter what until the last moment. That’s the glass half full. However, such a perspective is not the correct perspective; The important thing is to see the glass both half empty and half full. Of course, we have to say that the movie ” La Hain ” is a very ambitious production that fills this statement with irony…

As for “ Love in Dangerous Waters ”; It starts with the introduction of the Sirens, one of the famous heroes of Greek Mythology. Although it does not have much connection with the following scenario, it is possible to establish a connection as the ship will sail towards the Aegean Sea; Apart from that, we can only come across the syllables of a sentence that evokes a deep love, such as “Love brings you closer to death” in the first scene. When the opening is accompanied by beautiful music and breezes from mythology, you think that the wind will become stronger and will drag you, but the wind starts to blow in the opposite direction…

Suguru ( Ryo Yoshizawa ) is a young man who works as a butler on a very luxurious ship (like the Titanic) where rich people travel . It is the most popular element of ship management that aims at customer satisfaction; Because he is willing to act even dishonorably in order to solve problems and satisfy the customer by fulfilling the requirements of servanthood…

As it is about to take off, a young girl with different sneakers arrives, just barely reaching the ship. Suguru learns from the girl’s explanation that the girl named Chizuru Banjaku (Aoi Miyazaki) is actually a friend of Suguru’s girlfriend and that she made a reservation in the same room with her boyfriend who will board the ship from Hong Kong. However, her boyfriend canceled this trip. Chizuru tells Suguru the inside story of this cancellation and the situation . The butler, who does not want to accept it, after a period of self-deception, is convinced by the girl’s evidence and an intimacy begins between them…

What we really need to be interested in here is the human models and characters on the ship, which has 4860 customers… The director uses people in the following professions as symbols among all these people: A well-known famous doctor and his family, a famous female director and the actress with whom he had a forbidden love, who escaped from the Mafia family. , two hippie-looking lovers who do not fit the ship’s customer profile, a magician, a smart but not arrogant child who has grown up but is not smart, and the female manager who is responsible for the ship management.

It should be underlined that despite its shortcomings, it is important as a film that proves that human character is on a slippery slope and that a person’s true character emerges at critical times. We observe how a weak, ordinary-looking person (like Suguru) displays a strong personality when necessary, or how, on the contrary, people who are considered important and powerful in society behave selfishly and cowardly in dangerous times…

A murder is committed on the ship, and those who witnessed this murder committed for the sake of inheritance close their eyes just so that their own joy will not be spoiled and they will not be left behind from this luxurious journey. While it strikingly reflects people’s egoism and carelessness, it also reflects how they instantly sell each other out when a dangerous situation occurs… For some reason, it is not strange to us that managers tend to cover up the incident because it suits their interests…

Inspired by the Titanic, the director superficially touched on the social class distinction on the ship; It showed how the bourgeois and elite class humiliated and oppressed those they saw as ordinary ordinary people…

In summary, we can say that it is a middling movie that tries to say something to the audience, makes you smile from time to time, has tension and manages to keep you watching until the end.

In Love and Deep Water 2023 Movie Review