Decision to Leave

2 hours 18 minutes


Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

On any level, DECISION TO LEAVE is a complete knockout. Indeed, they don’t make ‘em like they used to…but director Park Chan-Wook indeed DOES make ‘em differently because it’s 2002, not 1946, yet DECISION TO LEAVE joins the pantheon of truly great film noir classics with a twist and turning mystery, a brilliant but conflicted detective and one heck of a femme fatale in this unforgettable romantic thriller. Winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes this year, DECISION TO LEAVE follows a police detective who finds himself falling for the main suspect in a new murder case. And literal falling is what happened to the victim, from a high, vertical seaside mountaintop. Or…maybe it was suicide? Or an accident? Or…? The screws keep turning and the twists keep twisting. This is a movie to fall for, as we too find ourselves falling for brilliant actress Tang Wei’s suspect. “The investigation is exquisitely constructed, with a stream of revelations, some pulse-pounding action and continuous glimpses of dry humor. It’s also a model of elegance and restraint”—Nicholas Barber, BBC.

Daily at 4:15*
*No Saturday showing


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