I’m moderately shocked – my long time memory seems to be damaged! It’s been some years that I watched Men Behind The Sun, and it was a poor quality video tape in original language with subtitles in… well, Asian letters, Chinese or Korean maybe; same for the cover and credits. But I should still remember the movie correctly, at least what happened, if not the order of events.
This was the first time I watched the English version on DVD, so both understanding of the story and the quality were a lot better, but it doesn’t explain how I remembered two scenes totally different.
For once, the surgery scene on the Chinese boy. In my memory, the boy was lured into the building with his toy ball and picked up on the corridor by the scientists. In the movie, one of the Youth Corps soldiers promises him food and hands him over to his commander
And secondly, though that might be a result of the poor quality, the women with the frozen hands. In my memory, she was on an open field, not a yard with ice walls. Probably quality; on an old tape, white is white. However, I also thought it was her real baby and not a pillow she thought was her baby – that’s a quite big difference. Even more that, in my memory, the soldiers hit her frozen hands while still outside until they shattered and then the woman remained there; while the shock frosted person in the laboratory was a man, and he was the one who got the flesh ripped off.
I’m really confused about this. Both scenes are so specific and clearly in the movie – somehow – so I don’t think I mix it up with one of the sequels. Has it really been that long that I watched any of it? Have I seen too many camp movies to keep them apart? Anyway, still a good watch; now I just need to find subbed or dubbed versions of the sequels to check if it is my memory messing with me.