Speechless (2012)

BB.5

(out of 5)


A young white man wakes up by the banks of a river in China, naked and unable to remember who is he or why he is there. He is taken to hospital where a nursing assistant interviews him to no avail, unable to discern whether this stranger is refusing to speak or unable to. After he decides to bust the mysterious patient out of the clinic and take him to the countryside where the medical caregiver grew up, bits of stories emerge and, gradually through flashbacks, the audience learns his tale of a love affair with another man and its devastating consequences. This melodramatic tale is neither subtle nor skilled enough to really merit a serious glance, but the performances are appealing and you won’t regret seeing it through to the end.


Hong Kong/China, 2012

Directed by

Screenplay by Simon Chung,

Cinematography by

Produced by Simon Chung

Music by

Film Editing by

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