Invisible Waves (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Invisible Waves (2007)





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A hit man takes a vacation and finds both danger and faulty workmanship follow him wherever he goes in this offbeat comedy from Thai filmmaker Pen-ek Ratanaruang. Kyoji (Asano Tadanobu) is a hired killer based in Macau who works for Japanese crime boss Wiwat (Toon Hiranyasup). Kyoji poses as a chef to maintain his cover, and he gets to put both skills to use when Wiwat asks him to kill his wife Seiko (Tomono Kuga) with a poisoned meal, not a difficult thing to arrange since Kyoji has been having an affair with her for several months. After dispatching Seiko, Wiwat thinks Kyoji could use a little R&R, and sends him on a cruise to Phuket. However, Kyoji discovers he's been given a cut-rate stateroom in which anything that can go wrong does on a regular basis. However, this turns out to be the least of his troubled when he discovers he's being trailed by two mysterious figures -- an attractive single mother who may or may not be flirting with him (Gang Hye Jung) and a large man in a Hawaiian shirt (Mitsuishi Ken) whose motives are difficult to ascertain. Invisible Waves received its North American premier at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for Invisible Waves

All Critics (2)

like the delicate images from which it is composed, the narrative of Invisible Waves is a series of suggestions and ellipses that viewers must complete and colour for themselves.

November 14, 2007 | Full Review…

The story of betrayal, poisoning, karaoke and manky cruise ships is often convoluted despite the deliberate pace.

June 21, 2007 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Invisible Waves



Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Darker than "Last Life In The Universe" and although wonderfully shot, the story seems drawn out. Tadanobu Asano once again provides a stellar performance, although this anti-hero seems just a bit too cowardly to appreciate.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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