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Annular Eclipse (2021) Review

Annular Eclipse is about a near-future where humans can be treated for brain diseases such as Alzheimer through memory transplants. The hero wakes up from a nightmare that seems real and he becomes a cold-blooded killer. After assassinating the journalist Meng Bai, a photo of him together leads him to question his identity. As he investigates the conspiracy behind the “Nova Alzheimer” research hospital, he gradually recovers his memories of his own life.

It’s 2030, and an amazing medical breakthrough has made Alzheimer’s Disease a curable illness. The contract killers Ge and Song execute daily missions for their organization. Ge appears cold-blooded and calm but suffers from constant nightmares. As fragments of confused memories emerge during his missions, his unstable condition jeopardizes his fate. His cold-hearted partner Song saves him, and gradually they fall in love.

The killers Ge and Song execute daily killing missions for their “Father” organization. Ge is often awakened by fragments of memories in his head during sleep. During a chase, a photo causes Ge Jun’s brain to fluctuate, and he realizes that these memory fragments have a significant connection to his past. Ge begins to trace his identity. ‘Song’, a girl in the same Ge organization is also involved accidentally. The two of them realize the true nature of the “Father” organization and discover the truth about the evil “memory transplant” being carried out by the organization.

During the process to find the real secret, Ge gradually falls in love with the beautiful and cold Song, though he suspects her occasional abnormal behavior. Ge discovers that his memory has been modified and that all the people he killed along the way were his friends and family, and he is trapped in the abyss of pain woven for him long ago.

Ge and Song infiltrate the Brain Science Lab to find out the truth. There, Ge learns that his memories are being manipulated by someone, and even more horrific, there is a conspiracy behind it. In a dystopian future where perfect brainwashing is possible due to the development of science, individuals feel confused about their identity and become doubtful about the system while those with power dream of greater ambition.

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  • Movie: Annular Eclipse
  • Native Title: 记忆囚笼
  • Also Known As: Annular Solar Eclipse , Ji Yi Qiu Long , Gei Yik Chau Lung , 記憶囚籠
  • Screenwriter: Chen Zi Jin
  • Genres: Action, Thriller, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Country: China
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ – Teens 15 or older

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