Passerby #3 -- Film Review
TOKYO -- Quadruple threat Shin Su-Won's "Passerby #3" is clearly one of those labors of love that, fortunately for Shin, works more often than not. There's not much going on here and Shin's not saying anything new -- adult boredom is hard to remedy -- but there are enough moments of true insight and gentle humor to make up for any minor grievances.
The film should work for niche festivals but, despite its common enough theme, likely won't make much of an art house dent outside Asia. Even there, potential could be limited, as "Passerby #3" relies heavily on its fantasy elements but never tips right over into all-out absurdity (like Tsai Ming-Liang's "The Hole").
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