Coming to theaters across the country, as well as on digital and On Demand, is the thriller, Sunrise.
Sunrise stars Guy Pearce, Alex Pettyfer, Crystal Yu, William Gao, and Olwen Fouéré.
An immigrant family is constantly harassed by a town bully (Pearce) and his mother (Fouéré).They believe that foreigners are the reason why their crops are no longer healthy and why their factory had to shut down. All they want to do it totally eliminate all the foreigners in town, even if it means killing them.
The Loi family are doing their best to keep to themselves. Mr. Loi’s dream was to have a working farm, but he goes missing and Mr. Reynolds and his crew keep harassing them to get them to flee their land.
One day a stranger shows up on their property. Unbeknown to the Loi family, his name is Fallon and he used to be a police officer.
The stranger is certainly strange (he requests fresh blood to consume), but he ends up helping out the Loi family on more than one occasion.
Who is Fallon and what is he doing in town? Why does he crave fresh blood? And will Reynolds and his goonies ever leave them in peace so they can go on with their lives? To find out the answers to these questions, go see Sunrise in a theater near you, or check it out on digital or On Demand.
I am not sure where the town is suppose to be located. My first thought was northwest United States (Washington? Oregon?). Unless I missed it, it was never said where the town was located. Everyone speaks English with no accents. It turns out that the film was film entirely in Ireland.
The cinematography plays an important role in this film. The various images and angles add to the suspense in the film. The images are very foreboding, but at the same time incredibly beautiful. Elk, running streams, beautiful fields, blue skies, silhouetted tress… they all sound beautiful – and they are – but that beauty also has a creepiness factor to it, especially when it comes to the character of Fallon. I guess you can say within all that beauty lies a deep, dark, deadly secret.
Kudos to the cinematographers for doing an exceptional job with this film.
The story about who Fallon is/was is easy enough to understand, but I am not entirely sure the how and why he became the person he is when he meets with the Loi family. They show what happened, but its not clear “why,” at least in my opinion.
The acting in this film is really good. Guy Pearce makes his character someone viewers will truly hate. He’s a vile man who deserves everything he gets in the end (although I think he should have suffered more for all the evil deeds he committed).
The actors who played the Loi family (Crystal Yu, William Gao and little Miss. Riley Chung) also did a fantastic job. I’m even more impressed seeing as how all of them are new to the acting world. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of them in the future.
I liked the storyline. I’m sure some people (especially immigrants) can relate to feeling like outcasts and not being accepted by people around them.
I think the story about how the family was not accepted by the people in town is the bulk of the storyline. Who and what Fallon is only adds to it.
Overall I really enjoyed the film. I would Definity watch it again if given the opportunity.
The film has a run time of 94 minutes and is rated “R” for violence.
Below if the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener of this film in order to do a review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.