Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Based on 2016 short film of the same name, which premiered and won an award at the Sundance Film Festival See more »
Officer Jim Arnaud:
Just because somebody leaves... just because somebody chooses to leave, that doesn't mean they didn't want to be here with you. It means they had a hard time with things. It's a lot for some people.
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Jim is a Texas police officer. Everything is falling apart in his life and his reactions make things worse. He has difficulties connecting with himself and others. Between tragedy and comedy, this feature film addresses the issue of masculine identity: how do you deal with your emotions if you are a sensitive man and if you have always been taught to repress them? Indeed, Jim would like to be as tough as John Wayne's characters, but he is not a hero: he is Jim. He is affected by toxic masculinity and he lacks emotional maturity. It's quite a good movie, with an interesting topic handled in an original way. However, it's a bit excessive. The main character has to endure so many hardships, that it's hard to believe. Moreover, Jim Cummings overacts sometimes.
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