Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’

After reading Han Kang’s bizarre, but fascinating Vegetarian, it may be interesting to also watch the movie based on the book. You can watch it on YouTube (see below). The movie isn’t half as good as the book, which also isn’t half as good as what book review sites claim it to be. But still. It’s interesting to see how the director interpreted the story.

Should you not have read the book, don’t bother watching this. It’s the story of a woman who suddenly, after a dream, decides to no longer eat meat. Hence the title, which is slightly wrong because it should be Vegan (as the character also doesn’t eat/drink any derivatives of animals). From that moment on life changes for all the people around her. Her husband files for divorce, her sister takes care of her, the brother in law sees her as a model for his new art project.

The latter is the most fun and intriguing part of the book and it also takes up most of the scenes in the movie. However, whereas the book often describes hard core porn, the movie keeps it very vanilla. Maybe there’s an uncensored version of the movie, but the hard ons and nakedness in the book, didn’t translate onto the big screen. Understandably.

The protagonist isn’t just a vegetarian. She believes she is a tree trapped in a human body. If that sounds weird to you, this movie will make no sense at all.

Wondering how many people will come to this blog entry based on the tag word ‘vegetarian’. 😉

Looked for the trailer on line, but found the entire movie: