For those who (like me) didn’t get to see this at LEAFF this year, SpiritWalker is screening at Odeon Kingston, Wimbledon and Haymarket from tomorrow for a few days.
Dir: Yoon Jae-keun (2020, 112 mins)
Cast: Yoon Kye-sang, Park Yong-woo, Lim Ji-yeon, Park Ji-hwan
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From the makers of The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil and Outlaws, “Spiritwalker is a unique and exciting thriller with some of the most innovative and unexpected action” -Transformers series & G.I. Joe series producer, Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
A man wakes up to find himself at the scene of a car accident. Without any past memory, he realizes that he switches the bodies every 12 hours, all the while with several government people and gangs on his tail. An instinctive action unfolds to find himself.
Yoon Jae-keun invests the action movie with a novel spin as a man with considerable combat skills finds himself trapped in a seemingly never-ending cycle of body swapping. Ian (Yoon Kye-sang) wakes up at the scene of a car crash to find he has been shot. With no recollection of his identity, he finds his situation even more bizarre when he discovers that twice a day his spirit swaps bodies. Dealing with each new physical form, he suspects that the people he occupies might be connected in some way, all leading back to the work of a shadowy pharmaceutical firm. But the more he investigates, the more danger he and his many forms find themselves in.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.
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It seems not many people were interested in this movie – maybe because of Covid. At the theatre I watched it in (the Odeon Kingston) there were probably only three or four other people in the audience at 6:30pm on a Tuesday evening.
It’s not a movie that you should go out of your way to see but it passes the time if you’ve got nothing better to do. As it was only released in Korea towards the end of November – and hence no word-of-mouth reviews – I’m guessing the LEAFF programmers had to take a leap of faith, based on the synopsis, when selecting this as their closing movie. It hasn’t really got the substance to take on that responsibility, but there’s some fun action scenes.