This movie, directed by Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, is based on the famous musical piece by Beethoven. The casts are Lu Min, Ye’ Tite, Htun Eaindra Bo and Aye Myat Thu. The plot is :
Htun Eaindra Bo is Lu Min’s wife and she has an illness concerning with her memory. She can’t even remember her own husband and daughter. Lu Min tells her story of themselves to help her remember but it’s no use. Aye Myat Thu is a devoted daughter who loves her mother and takes care of her. When her boss revealed his affection to her, she rejected him and quit her job immediately. Her boss, Ye’ Tite, didn’t want to give up too easily so he contacted Lu Min. Lu Min told him that she rejects every men who approached her ‘cuz she believes that no man is faithful in this world, even her own father. She believed that her mother became mentally ill ‘cuz her father cheated on her.
Lu Min explained to Ye’ Tite the story of how his peaceful marriage was destroyed after meeting Aye Myat Thu (another person). She was his student at the music school who specialized in cello. His wife didn’t like her ‘cuz of the way she acts around him.
One day, she came over to their house during a storm and played Moonlight Sonata to him. Htun Eaindra Bo got pissed so she slapped her and told her not to come near her husband again. Aye Myat Thu threatened that she’ll regret this day for the rest of her lives and left. On that night, she died in a car accident so HEB blamed herself. Further worse, she kept seeing Aye Myat Thu everywhere, wearing a wet red blouse and a black skirt, which were worn on the day she died. She believed that AMT reincarnated as her unborn baby. Sometimes, she see a little girl instead of AMT. To make it short, she gave birth and her memory gave away through out time. After hearing about the tragic story, Ye Tite asked Lu Min to arrange a meeting with his daughter. His daughter rejected his proposal again of course. On the way home, she decided to rush home in the rain. Seeing her soaking wet in red and black clothing, HEB called her by her former name.
I won’t give away the ending so I’ll end now.
Aside from his dreadful hair color (which appeared occasionally made me think of an orangutan), Lu Min’s acting is pretty good according to my mother. Me, I don’t know how to recognize good acting ‘cuz I can only recognize terrible acting, which thankfully are not included in this movie. Sometimes, Ye’ Tite and Aye Myat Thu made me laugh, seeing their acting and hearing their lines. I really can’t help but adding lines of my own and comments after them :D. Also, it’s a bit annoying to hear AMT say words by words, like I’ll be back soon.
At first, I assumed that the movie is a psycho movie, probably like The Last Poem, which was the last movie by MHKKG before this one but I was wrong. When HEB started hallucinating, AMT acted like someone from a Korean scary film. I must admit that sometimes she was a bit creepy. But after seeing Yoon Yoon, I can’t help bursting in laugher ‘cuz she’s just so cute and adorable (see the above pic).
Just because the movie name is Moonlight Sonata, it doesn’t mean that the music should be repeated over and over again in the background. I do like that fact that piano music is used in the background. However, it’s too loud and I could barely hear the dialogues. English subtitle is included at the bottom but sometimes it went out of sync. I rather prefer a Myanmar subtitle ‘cuz sometimes I can’t make out what they are saying.
I have to say that I don’t actually like this movie but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad one. It’s still a whole better than other typical Myanmar movies.