Home Sweet Home review: Strange happenings around a strange family

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Length: 110 minutesDirector: Leste ChenCast: Aaron Kwok, Duan Yihong, Zhang Zifeng, Hsu Weining, Sean RongLanguage: Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitlesRelease details: In theatres 6 May (Singapore)

2.5 out of 5 stars

Starring Aaron Kwok as Mr Wang, Home Sweet Home is a thriller that follows the strange events happening in the house of his seemingly regular family. Apparently, the events start happening after a school bus accident, which kills everyone onboard except bus driver Yu Kunqiao (Duan Yihong) and Mr Wang’s son Wang Chuqi (Sean Rong).

Evidence seems to indicate that the accident is a result of Kunqiao’s negligence. Although Mr Wang is rather lenient towards Kunqiao, and even lets him stay in his basement for three years after the accident, he has been passive-aggressive to him, prompting him to turn himself in. However, as Kunqiao suffered from a concussion, he is having difficulties remembering the accident — even whether the accident was really caused by him.

Home Sweet Home review: Strange happenings around a strange family