[Spoilers, beware] Comparison of "Home on Time" and "House at the End of Time"

Rosalee 2022-09-18 17:41:04

In 2013, Venezuela released a film "House at the End of Time". In 2017, South Korea released a movie "Home in Time", which was adapted here. If you watch two in a row, you will find that the adaptation of the film itself is full of fun.

Both films are about a family who moved into a strange house because the government sold it at a low price, until one day, the husband left because he was in a bad mood, leaving only the mother and two sons. Horror happened. "break-in" event. The next day, the police came to investigate the incident, but there were only mother's fingerprints from the beginning to the end, and there was no trace of any "intruder", but the eldest son gave his mother a note that read "Father will kill son".

My mother was very worried and asked the fortune teller to see the house, but she didn't want to find out that there was a "ghost" in the house and she almost collapsed. Later, the younger son died unexpectedly. In grief, the father really wanted to kill the eldest son who was not his own, so the mother tried to stop it but was stunned by the father. When she woke up, her husband had been killed, and her son had mysteriously disappeared before her eyes.

The heartbroken mother was treated as a murderer and fell under the law. She began to live in prison for decades. It was not until she was too old that she returned to her house. A priest broke into her life, trying to find the truth of what happened back then. After investigation by the priest, it turned out that there were two disappearance incidents in this house, both of which happened at 11:11 on the night of November 11 after a fixed number of years, which happened to be the same day. To this end, the mother is determined to find out the truth of the matter and find the missing son.

When the time stopped at 11:11, the elderly mother noticed the strangeness in the room. She had returned to the house decades ago. For this reason, she searched in the room to find the eldest son. At this time, she tried to open the door of her bedroom, but she didn't want to see herself who was frightened by the "intruder" decades ago. So she continued to search, found her eldest son, and wrote a note to herself decades ago, "Father will kill son".

Suddenly, there was a "ghost" in the house, so the mother pursued the "ghost" and came to the door where her son disappeared, but met the eldest son who was already old decades later. The son told his mother that this house is a house on the timeline, and every few years there will be a time disorder, and you can return to the timeline you want to return to, so the son found his mother.

Just outside the door at this moment, the father has been carried away by the grief of the loss of his younger son and the anger towards the eldest son who is not his biological son, so he picked up the knife and prepared to kill the eldest son. At this time, the elderly mother rushed out and killed her husband with a knife. Only then did she realize that the real culprit was really herself. Just as she was about to leave her son, the decades-old mother had woken up from a coma to find her husband had been killed and her son standing behind the old open door. She was anxious and anxious to call back her eldest son, and the eldest son was about to walk towards his mother, but at this moment, the elderly mother behind the old door dragged her eldest son back decades ago. The door was closed.

Later, after hearing about it from his elderly mother and seeing his childhood playmate who was a child decades ago, the priest took his "friend" out of the house. Of course, he promised the elderly mother that he would treat his young son for "hereditary heart disease" so that the older son would really enjoy his life. That's why she met her elderly eldest son.

Adaptation feature 1: show unique cultural background

The Venezuelan film "House at the End of Time" is a typical European and American thriller. The houses made by British craftsmen, the cellars built with stones, the heroine and her husband complaining about the poverty of life, and the children playing baseball games are everywhere. Permeated with European and American cultural characteristics, this is in line with Venezuela's colonial history.

The screenwriter of the Korean film, Jang Jae-hyun, completely adapted all these elements into Korean cultural characteristics. It is a Japanese-style house in the Japanese colonial era, an old painted door, but there is no so-called cellar behind the door. The cruelty of her husband makes the heroine If you haven't seen "House at the End of Time", you might think that this is a completely original movie.

Adaptation feature 2: show different character settings

In the Venezuelan film, the father is actually a good father who loves his two children despite living in poverty. But when the younger son was accidentally beaten to death by the eldest son in a baseball game, he was deeply grieved, but he learned from the letters hidden by his mother that the eldest son was not his own son, but the birth of his mother and his father's friend back then. , the pain of losing a child, the betrayal of his wife, and the humiliation of raising other people's sons, he completely lost his mind and killed his eldest son.

In the Korean movie, the father is a violent policeman, and the eldest son is the oil bottle brought by his wife's remarriage. From the beginning to the end, the father only loves his own younger son, and only superficially towards the eldest son. Fatherly love. Because of his negligence and playfulness, his brother left his younger brother to die in an accident. Therefore, Dad was furious about this, and the long-suppressed dissatisfaction and blame finally erupted into the urge to kill his brother. Perhaps Korean movies just want to reveal the difficult reality of halfway couples or recombining families, blood relationship and love, marriage and trust, and become vulnerable shells.

Also, in the Venezuelan movie, the reason why the aged son finds his mother again is to let his mother kill his father and give him a chance to live. But in the Korean movie, the reason why he found his mother again is to hope that his mother would not kill his father, let himself die in those days, save his mother from decades of prison life, and live out himself again.

Although in the plot, the elderly mother killed the father of the year and saved the eldest son, the setting of the characters for the mother and the son is completely different. The Venezuelan mother learned that as long as she killed her husband, her son could live, she killed her husband without hesitation; while the South Korean mother learned that her son came back for her own sake, but she was even more determined to save her son. determination. From the character setting of mother and son, the warm elements and human brilliance of Korean films are even better. But from the perspective of Dad's character setting, Venezuela's films are more tender and tragic.

Therefore, although the plot is almost the same, the character setting and the voice expressed in the film can be adjusted according to the screenwriter's intention, which is another great advantage of adapting the film. After all, "there are a thousand Hamlets in the eyes of a thousand people", your What is Hamlet like?

Adaptation feature three: show different thriller skills

The thriller technique of European and American films is very different from that of Asian films. It is also the fear of the unknown, the imaginary "ghost". In the Venezuelan movie, an old man with a knife suddenly appeared in the bathroom mirror. After closing the door because of extreme fear, the doorknob rang. It stopped after a while, but when I opened it, there was nothing. All this was like a paranoia in a mental illness, and it seemed that it had never appeared.

In the same scene in the Korean movie, what you see in the broken mirror is the figure of two girls running around the house. Although they seem to have never known the existence of the heroine, they play like no one else. Never cared about the existence of the heroine, more like the strong looking down on the weak.

Also, when the fortune teller came to the house, he asked the hostess to close her eyes and not open them. In the Venezuelan movie, the fortune teller clearly predicted the "dialogue" of a murder that would happen in the house, and although the heroine closed her eyes, she clearly heard the strange sound in the house, which aroused her inner fear, especially Hearing that the fortune teller mentioned the name of her youngest son accurately, and at this moment, she just felt someone touch her shoulder, she finally broke down and couldn't help opening her eyes and howling! The imaginary plot of this horror film has a special "silent is better than sound" realm.

In Korean movies, however, the heroine can't help but open her glasses and see the person who used to live in the house with her own eyes. This hits the heroine even more! This is like the fact that you have to face, there is no turning back, but you have no strength to face it. In the setting of the thriller plot, rather than swallowing a little bit of inner fear, I prefer to use a sudden scene to give a complete fright.

To sum up, although the audience has always disliked adapted movies, because they are receptive to the initial setting, if they can adapt according to their own audience characteristics, movie presentation goals, movie technical skills, etc., maybe adapted movies can also be adapted. Welcome to your own spring!

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