Plot: Shinsuke has been going on with his uneventful daily life, with 'synesthesia' being the only symptom differentiating him from others. He keeps the dark depth of his mind to himself, but feels distant even from his best friend and his fiancee. Mari has also been feeling deep solitude from experiencing synesthesia which she feels she is unable to share with anyone. Her parents have passed away, and her adoptive parents mysteriously die, one by one. Picasso, the 'dealer of death' comes into scene as mysterious incidents and murder occur one after another. Shinsuke suspects that Mari is being followed by Picasso, and that she may be the next victim. Shinsuke and Mari's fateful meeting upturns their lives and leads them to tragedy.
Synaesthesia - a condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. Synesthesia is 'abnormal' only in being statistically rare. 'Synesthesia' is a sensibility which cannot be understood by other people.
«On the one hand, "Synesthesia (Gimme Heaven)" is eye-rollingly stupid, the sort of mindless affair you could only find in the movies. Add in a handful of suspense thriller clichИs and an overlong finale that takes all the wrong turns, and you wind up spending a good portion of the film with face in palm, embarrassed by the idiocy before you.
On the other hand, it can be at times a brilliant work, well acted and quite skillfully directed. There are many scenes that, on their own, grab tightly, haunting the viewer with a quiet sense of the horror of a violent death, all while commenting on an increasing insensitivity to such things. »
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