This is the movie that Poland decided to submit to the oscars, behind this movie there's a well known female director that represented her country back in 2011 with "in darkness", well undoubtedly enough in my opinion "spoor" won't go far in this race because this movie doesn't decided what kind of movie he wants to be and weirdly enough it also fails on the way, as a thriller, it lacks any kind of thrill and suspense as the characters do not spark any kind of interest, as a comedy it's afraid to go one step beyond and just plays it safe (you know what is funny?, three elders getting high because they smoke pot, I mean they don't usually do stuff like that😂) and also it's a mess of a movie, the editing is all over the place, trying it's best to give some back stories to some of the characters (and those scenes are too short and felt like I am watching a different movie) and also they have that moment in which you see an obvious metaphor and their is a voice inside your head telling you: "did you get it!!!, well did you!!!". So by the end we stuck with a boring thriller with some good acting that by the hands of a younger director this could have been exciting.
A taxi driver:
There is a saying by all cinephiles that South Korea makes the best cinema ever and for a good reason, this country made over the years some great classics ("old boy", "3 iron", "I saw the devil" and etc), unfortunately this success doesn't translated well to the academy as every movie they ever submitted was denied by the academy, this year's submission won't change the pattern but I will say it's entertaining, heartwarming and thrilling tale about heroism and human-kindness, but I need to say that this movie is pretty much by the numbers historical drama, you don't need to read the truth story in which this movie is based on to understand where it is going and you don't need to be a wise guy to see how this character arc of the main character will end, it's does the job right and it's entertaining, it successfully describes the horrors that the characters experience in the Gwangju uprising ⏬⏬counties in the comments⏬⏬