Burn the ambiguities of life into a vibrant psychological thriller

Earlier this year, “Drive My Car,” a film adaptation of another short story by Murakami, became the first Japanese film to win a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards. Before that, two famous film adaptations of Murakami, one of which is “Burning”, were both made by Vietnamese and Korean directors. Filmmaker Tran Anh Hung has tried to bring Murakami’s bestseller “Norwegian Wood” to the big screen, but perhaps because it’s not average enough, the film fails to capture the book’s essential point. novel and the narrator’s inner monologue.

Incidentally, the first time I opened a book with Murakami’s name on it and started reading, I happened to be standing at Kinokuniya Books, the same store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where the author resides. buy pen and paper for his first novel. I quickly devoured “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” and several other Murakami novels, including “Norwegian Wood”, but it wasn’t until after watching “Burning” that I went back and read the story. short “Barn Burning” from the collection “The Elephant Vanishes.”

“Burning” shows that a great adaptation of Murakami is entirely possible and is possible beyond its Japanese roots to gel with Korean sensibility (similar to “Oldboy”, the itself adapted from the manga) before finding even wider international appeal. Sadly, it has something to do with being alone with your thoughts and a photo of someone who isn’t there. Jong-su imagines Hae-mi looking out from the window of a dark and cold room, and it’s not too different from the imaginary scenarios of online life – or the inner life that makes we are all caught up in our own thoughts, pondering who we allow to live there for free and what we infer from the walls of silence that surround us.

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