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Some of the youngsters have detention in the old chapel. As this is not possible with a straightforward narrative film, this required flattening out much of the nuances of the game and reordering the plot to a more linear one.   John Hsu This is a recommended watch!In 1962 Taiwan during the White Terror martial law period, Fang Ray Shin, a female student at the hillside Greenwood High School is attending counselling with teacher Mr. Chang, and they gradually fall in love. Forbidden World by Jack Sommersby   Shih-Keng Chien Players remember what wrongs occurred, assign guilt, and finally initiate a rebirth based on acknowledging that guilt. In fact, "Detention" turns out to be an innovative horror film, which is ahead of most of its competition in the genre, especially because of the well-written story. However, it is equally easy for revolutionaries to make the kids rebel. Complex narrative structure aside, the film marks a milestone for Taiwanese society’s efforts in coming to terms with the White Terror. Explore and connect the world through a cinematic lens. Sometimes you know within a couple minutes that a movie is going to be the good stuff, and that's the case with Detention, which makes its case in striking fashion in the opening and never loses sight of that original target, delivering plenty of scares and style as the film goes on. The problem usually is the writing of the video games, with the stories rarely having the quality of movie scripts. This is likely why the film currently has 12 nominations in the Golden Horse Awards in a year in which the Golden Horse Awards do not have any Chinese films in competition. Directed by Johan Vandewoestijne. We don't know the characters and are just thrown into the movie. Film Review: Detention (2019) by John Hsu. Directed by Johan Vandewoestijne.   Chin-Hua Tseng The finer details of characterization are also lost. Any form of opposition, including reading forbidden books with left-wing content that stand against the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party under Chiang Kai-shek, was severely punished. a real incident that took place in 1947 at the Keelung Senior High School. Written by The Arty Dans. "Detention" is told in three chapters and at the beginning things don't actually make all that much sense. The fact that we get to see executions, that nooses constantly appear as a motive, or that the "monster" strangles its victims while a tow sack is growing over their heads, is pretty disturbing and shows the horrors of this time period. A school as the setting of a horror movie is nothing new, just think about "Memento Mori" or "Death Bell", but the fragile psyche of teenagers and their vulnerability is, of course, a perfect breeding ground for horror. For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. Starring Gingle Wang, Fu Meng-po, Tseng Ching-hua. If that’s not enough, the movie’s climax offers a blunt pronouncement: don’t forget the past. The series of events depicted in Detention are based on a real incident that took place in 1947 at the Keelung Senior High School and elements of the film directly reference current political issues regarding the White Terror. This was legalized through martial law, which was in effect from 1949 till 1987 in Taiwan. She stumbles upon a younger male classmate, Wei Chung-ting.   Meng-Po Fu © 2014-2020 Cinema Escapist, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Especially if it is embodied by an ideology, which is planted in childrens' brains by an authoritarian state. /* vertreview-160x600 */ It is to be seen whether this will garner the film more critical attention. New Bloom is an online magazine covering activism and youth politics in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific, founded in Taiwan in 2014 in the wake of the Sunflower Movement. indie horror video game hit of the same name, In this light, as a commercial horror film about the White Terror, some have discussed.   Hung Chang Chu,