Blind Mountain Reviews
Very realistic and sad stuff that are acted out by non-actors to make it super realistic.
Semi-tense at all times and the nerve is gutwrenching and raw. Some interesting turns as well, even if they are quite easy to figure. It looks all right without having the greatest imagery or camera work. It feels genuine if anyting.
A dark flick that's provoking and shocking. Especially since things like this actually happen.
7.5 out of 10 eggs.
Then begins the thrilling escape attempts, as she drifts deeper into a life of unfairness and abuse. The movie is infuriating, because of how passive and ignorant the villagers are. They embrace the olden ways, and turn a blind eye to these activities. Multiple characters tell her to just accept it, to give up hope. It's down right creepy how uncaring they are.
As for the strong characters development, it's really good. A fine performance from Lu Huang, as she copes in her terrible situation. The story is rooted in realism, no ex-CIA agent father is coming. (Taken)
It ends abruptly, but a through provoking and sometimes thrilling contemporary thriller from China.
No dignity, no respect, unreasonable, unfair. Insanely disturbing 'cos this imprisonment is not about one or two psycho's individual actions, but a wide-spread phenomenon known and assisted by the whole village, which even the police can't do no-nothing about it. You can imagine the helplessness the captive felt.
But the pace of the film is draggy and the storyline is too linear, like a one-sided story... The ending is a bit abrupt too..