Written by: BlackDeathDamien
Over the years, there have been different types of horror movies that have been very peculiar and interesting films. For those of you who know and have seen asian and japanese horror movies think that it involves a couple of things: ghosts and torture. Well in this case, it has absolutely nothing to do with ghosts or torture. This involves the rare disorder called "Synesthesia." Hense the name of the title of the movie. For those of you who don't know what this disorder is, i'll give you a description about it:
Synesthesia/Synaesthesia: A rare sensory disorder that scrambles the senses so that shapes have taste, colors induce sound, and textures evoke visions. Only those afflicted - called "synesthetes" - cam truly understande their significance. This acid trip of the senses affects one in 100,000 people. And sometimes, two. Shin is a professional voyeur who provides live camera feeds of everything from the street corner to the public toilet. He is also afflicted with a freakish phenomenon known as synesthesia - a glitch in his wiring puts his five senses in a blender and spits outsomething close to insanity. A high-profile murder propels him into a psychological odyssey in pursuit of Picasso - a serial killer, snuff peddler and fellow synesthete - who leaves deadly hidden messages in his victims' blood that only Shin can decipher. Lulling his victims into a trance with a spellbinding video game, Picasso leads Shin down a mysterious, hypnotic trail of death.
Murder, sex, betrayal - Shin's once hidden world is the one reality someone else is willing to kill for. With everything that goes on in the movie and when it comes to the actors portraying the symptoms of this rare disorder do a really good job and make it believeable. The way they act, feel, and have that emotional rollercoaster of what they go through is very interesting. When it comes to the other actors and actresses who don't have the symptoms, they do a great job trying to solve everything that goes on with in the movie, especially no one in the movie has those cheesy moments and there are times that when you see how they act, you think it's hilarious. But they actually act like that way in real life. Everyone who is portrayed in the movie shows that they are there to do their job and take their roles serious. Within the movie, dealing with the special FX and cgi, aren't really used in this movie.
The only things that involve them are things dealing with the cameras hung around in different locations, the live feeds shown on the computers, and the strange occurances that happen to the people who have the disorder. The director, Toru Matsuura, did a phenomenon job in creating this movie. He captures each actor and actress prefectly, especially the ones who have the sensory disorder. Throughout the movie when you see the ones who has the disorder and what they go through, you actual feel the agony that they have to go through in everyday life. He had also has that feel that he is an up and coming serious director who will soon become really well known. The camera work was done really well. With each camera movement, there is not one single moment where they had that amaturish feel to it where it shakes here in there. It also doesn't have that type of feel where it is a b-horror movie.
The camera movements has that professional feel to it, where he/she has that professional feel. As for the sound FX go, it pretty much involves the similar things that happen with in the special FX. It has that believable feel that it all sounds so real, that you are actual there in the movie. Now as for the music goes, there isn't a whole lot of it used but when it is, it's incorporated into the right places and doesn't show up in the places that it's not needed. This movie is definitely different than your normal asian/japanese horror movie than you ever seen. It's more on the line of a artistic/psychological thriller. With everything shot completely well and the actors have done a great job in this, it is done and put to well exceptionally good. Overall if you want to step aside and want to try something new in the asian horror, I highly recommend this. On the side note, there isn't any torture or any of the normal things that you expect to see in most of those types of horror movies.